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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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Arvada, CO
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Antonio, tx
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the McKenna Children's Museum recently with a 3 year old and a 1 year old. We spent 3 hours there and the kids had a good time. Here are the high and low points. Pros: 1. They ran a deal on groupon where a family of 4 could visit half price which was awesome. 2. Well maintained museum.... More

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

McKenna museum is a very small museum. There are exhibits about space, bank,a play house, market ,hospital and a water activity ouside the museum. My kid liked the space exhibit and the water activity. The rest he said was boring. The museum might be interesting for toddlers and small kids. If you are in NewBraunfels as a tourist, there are... More

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a great children's museum. The outside portion has a great water activity center, giant building blocks, a miniature climbing wall, music toys, and a playscape. Inside area standard children's museum fare - play grocery store, play bank, play house, etc. There are also exhibits on working in space, an area to paint, exhibits on health, a play cave,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were invited for a birthday party here, and I am so glad. It was one of the best I have been too. The outdoor play area is great, a huge water table for them to build dams in, or fish for plastic magnet fish. They have large foam building blocks to build with, a WONDERFUL climbing tower, built with... More

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What an enjoyable visit! Thankfully they had constructed the grocery store and space museum. Kids played for hours. Only wish they actually charged less for children.

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Schertz, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A must go to if you have kids between 18 months to about 8 years old. lots for the kids to do and interact with. outside area with water feature to play in and climbing. There is places on health, space, banking, shopping and painting. Plan on spending half a day to get the full effect and expect to have... More

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