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McKenna Children's Museum

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Address: 801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone Number: (830) 606-9525
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Little Ones Love It

My five year old and two year old LOVE this treasure. The five year old has been going since he could walk and he still loves it. My favorite part is the painting area. The two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Gracie P
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My five year old and two year old LOVE this treasure. The five year old has been going since he could walk and he still loves it. My favorite part is the painting area. The two year old loves the grocery store, the five year old likes all of it! Over the years they have changed things out and improved... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great price and quiet. The kids loved it! A great indoor activity if there's inclement weather. My kids loved the grocery area and the nursery area. Definitely a great learning environment for kids. I would definitely come back again. The price wasn't outrageous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our kids love it. I do worry about kids picking up illnesses in places like this where tons of other kids are. It's impossible for surfaces to be cleaned consistently. Overall very interactive experience and kids love it.

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milwaukee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were in New Braunfels to visit family. After a 18 hour drive down from Milwaukee, WI our son desperately needed to get some place to RUN! It was pretty cold for TX this day so we were looking for something indoors. We were excited to find that the children's museum was just down the road from our hotel. When... More 

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Austin, Tx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Took my 3 year old, who loved it. It wasn't crowded and she could do everything, unlike some other museums that are really meant for older children. We were only there an hour, but easily could have stayed another. I would say it's best for 2-8 year olds. Admission price was very reasonable.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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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 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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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.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 

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