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McKenna Children's Museum

801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 606-9525
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Oklahoma
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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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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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

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Winnsboro, Texas
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6 reviews 6 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.

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Arvada, CO
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We've been going to this museum since my boys were toddlers. They've recently done up this space section by adding a "space walk" and it was very cool! I don't want to ruin the surprise, but it was very cool to "walk" in space and in the stars! The outside climbing frame is genius. We also love the outdoor music... More

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Falls Church
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was so surprised to find a museum of this caliber - it was way more than I expected! My kids all had a fun time and we stayed for almost 4 hours and closed the place down. The exhibits are all interactive and not the typical ones seen at every kids museum. While they do have the standard grocery... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went on a Monday and there was not a whole lot of people there!and they had plenty of things for my 2 year old son to see and do! The layout was open so he could just move on or come back or just run! This place was very pleasant and enjoyable for all of us. I would say... More

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