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“Great Tours for Children”

Austin Nature & Science Center
Ranked #72 of 317 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Great Tours for Children”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I take my students here every year. They really cater to what you are teaching and at their level. The guides really give the kiddos some time to let it all sink in. Such a beautiful hidden beauty!

Visited March 2012
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“Very informative!!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Awesome is the word to describe it. My families 2nd time here. We walked the trail learned about trees then to birds, owls, foxes and much more.
Thanks for the great day.

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Thank Kdyer77
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Way to Experience Local Wild.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

My two sons (age 9 and 4) had a WONDERFUL time here. The outdoor space is well laid out. We got to see some Texas Wildlife up close and personal. Coyote, Owls, Opossom, Vultures, Hawks, even a Porcupine! The walking path was easy to follow and lead into another path without too much over lap. The indoor space is SUPER kid friendly... "Please, come in and touch" was written on the board. There are two rooms, one side has bones, skins and other animal parts for the kids to explore and look at up close with the magnifying glasses and microscopes provided. The other room has more open space for exploring the wonders of the Texas wildlife. The restrooms were clean and cool (both important facts for enjoying Texas outdoors in the hot summer). The staff was great and kid friendly. Both kids can't wait to go back. Great place!

Visited July 2012
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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place for kids”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great place for the kids to run around, play, and learn a little. Fun for adults too.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Jenny S
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San Diego CA
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“My nine-year-old self was in HEAVEN”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

While the rescued mammals and birds are still in awful old-school cages, the center as a whole has cool hands-on items, a gorgeous woodsy surrounding, access to a preserve, and the sand pit where you can dig up dinosaur bones. (Coincidentally the fakes you dig up here are the ones on display for real at the Texas Memorial Museum so make it a double!) The creek is lovely, the animals have great stories behind why they came to be here, and you get to see all kinds of native Texas flora and fauna. Check it out especially if you have kids.

Visited April 2012
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