We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McKenna Children's Museum

801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 606-9525
Website
Improve this listing
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotels near McKenna Children's Museum

Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    44
    17
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My granddaughter's preschool class visited the Children's Museum this fall. They had a wonderful time! The atmosphere, the openness, the colors, the art rooms, all of the themed areas were just so very engaging for these little ones. They were there all morning and were never idle, always involved in one part of the museum or the next. You could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The water area was really fun with a waist high trough that had locks (small dams) and water ladders. Inside was a (plastic) grocery area with check out lines. Our grandsons loved the electric floor which was like a life-sized video game. We like to bring our grandsons to this museum every time they visit us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went along with our twin daughters and they enjoyed it like any thing. Almost every thing is eye catcher for them and they explored. We decided to go multiple times as we can engage the kids for whole day there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leavenworth, Kansas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Museum is excellent, but think of it as more of a learning-playtime experience. It has lots of educational aspects, but is not curated the way an adult museum is. The space walk is done very well, there is a new "playhouse" (my kids called it a tree-fort, even though there is no tree) inside, and the art project of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took my 3-year old son here for the first time and he had an absolute blast! We spent 2 and a half hours there and he probably would have stayed longer if we had let him. His favorite things were the grocery store area where kids get to push a little shopping cart around and load it up with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My little ones, 1 & 3, enjoyed the experience. We spent a couple hours there, but definitely not an all day outing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Children need time to explore, pretend, and enjoy imaginative play. I love this wonderful place with the grocery, the space ship, the dance center, water play, painting, and a favorite for the boys is the train station where they play with classic wooden trains and track they construct. My boys used to play with some of the trains and I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I took my niece on an outing here, she had so much fun we stayed for almost 5 hours! I like this place more than the Thinkery in Austin actually, I feel as though Mckenna is more geared 1+ babies and kids as where the Thinkery is only really cool for big kids. This place has great features like the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnsboro, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great hands-on, educational, imaginative entertainment for kids. Grandkids loved going to the different indoor stations as well as the outside activities. Check out the NB visitors center or Groupon for discounts.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arvada, CO
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Despite the heavy hand of German heritage throughout New Braunfels, the McKenna Children's Museum offers an oasis of children's interactive play. Easy to find from the town's central circle, parking was safe and not on the street, meaning a safer walk for little ones to the museum. Interestingly, Adults must be accompanied by a child, and children must have at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed McKenna Children's Museum also viewed

 

Been to McKenna Children's Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from McKenna Children's Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?