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Science Mill

101 South Ladybird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 844-263-6405
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Annual grandkids exchange

Seems to be an annual affair, is a good place to deliver grandkids to parents after their stay with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dclaes46
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Marble Falls, Texas
Extremely Well Done - interesting & educational

We took our 3 grandchildren ages 5, 8 & 9. There was something for everyone - age appropriate and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CTaaB
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Austin, Texas
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Science Mill·Friday, May 18, 2018 Discover the fun of science at the Science Mill in Johnson City! This family destination offers a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge exhibits, games and programs, the non-profit science museum expands understanding and appreciation of science in everyday life. Housed in an historic 1880s mill, the Science Mill features more than 50 interactive, world-class exhibits, a 3D theater, and an on-site café. Visit for information on hours, special events, field trips and summer camps.
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  • Terrible0%
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101 South Ladybird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems to be an annual affair, is a good place to deliver grandkids to parents after their stay with us. There were some different exhibits than last year, some the same all very well done and interesting to both teens and their grandparents, I had...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and others! We're so glad that the Science Mill is becoming a cherished part of your summer memories with your family.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 3 grandchildren ages 5, 8 & 9. There was something for everyone - age appropriate and attention getting. They have MANY hands-on exhibits that invite you to explore the world through science: circuits, motors, art, etc. etc. etc. Exhibits are both inside...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you all enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others!

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had 5 grandkids in tow, and we were all eager to visit this science museum. The Science Mill has many interesting ideas for conveying science information, but it was way overcrowded with minimally-supervised kids from summer camps. Avatars linked to individual QR codes on...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We listen to all of our visitors’ remarks and suggestions to continually improve the Science Mill experience for everyone. We understand that the day you visited there were several summer groups visiting, which created a higher-than-average attendance. Please contact our...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We have visited many science museums and have gone to a number exhibits/festivals for children and this had some of the most outstanding experiences (many of which we had never seen before) that my daughter has experienced. But while my 9 year old daughter did...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Science Mill. While the Science Mill is not a traditional children's museum, we do have exhibits, a toddler area and an outdoor Science and Art Park (including a Fossil Dig) that is great for younger audiences....More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

We happened upon this by chance while visiting Johnson City, Texas. It is an absolutely amazing place for such a small town. There is something for all ages to do and enter act with. All of the adults had fun as well. The gift shop...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Kae, thank you for sharing your experience! We're so glad you all had a great time, and now that you know where we are, we hope you'll come back soon. Also watch for many special events we have throughout the year!

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

The only reason we didn't rate this place Excellent is that it was just a bit advanced for the 4 and 6 year olds we took. Otherwise, it's amazing! Lots of meaningful hands-on chances to experiment, and most activities have real-life applications instead of gee-whiz...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Thanks for sharing your feedback, John, and we hope you'll continue to share the Science Mill experience with others.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Science Mill is super cool, the different exhibits appear to engage a wide variety of age ranges, including adults! We went through the first part of the museum fairly quickly, but that last part - we struck gold. My four year old had a...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

We're so glad you all had a great time, and you're right, there is something for all ages to enjoy! We'll pass along your kind words to the Lady Bird Lane Cafe, too. Come back soon!

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Man was this place great. So many cool rooms / activities for kids of all ages, big kids too, like me!! Huge tortoises outside, a cool dinosaur dig and very interesting chain reaction ball thingy among others. The old mill silos inside each have been...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

We're so glad you found and enjoyed the Science Mill! You're right, kids of all ages (and kids at heart) will find something fun and engaging. Hope you'll come back soon, and thanks for helping us spread the word.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We took the grandkids, ages 7 & 10, for what we thought would be an hour or two. We were there for almost 5 hours, and they loved every minute. So many interesting hands-on activities covering a wide range of concepts - from DNA to...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

By far one of my favorite science museums to date. We've been to the Perot museum in Dallas and while a wonderful experience, it was crowded and we suffered from sensory overload. This one had a lot of the same high tech experiences, without the...More

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Anne H, Public Relations Manager at Science Mill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We agree, part of what makes the Science Mill special is the ability to have a real hands-on, interactive experience. We feel that kids learn to love science by doing science! Hope you'll come back again, and we appreciate...More

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D3522
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Anne H | Property representative |
The museum is designed to get middle school kids interested in science, but elementary school age kids will also enjoy it. There is plenty of hands-on activity for all ages, plus a toddler play area and "Young Explorer... More
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Brenda P
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Yes! There is plenty of hands-on activity for them to enjoy! We look forward to hearing your report.
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