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Austin Nature & Science Center

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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Live animals

Don't miss the live animals including the birds of prey. The interior is sparse but the exterior... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
JustCallMej9
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Oakland Township, MI
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Best kids place!

I took my kids here last weekend and it was awesome. I can't believe I haven't been here before... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
emeb2018
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Austin, Texas
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Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
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"dinosaur bones"
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"great place for kids"
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"rescued animals"
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"really enjoyed our visit"
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"all ages"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Don't miss the live animals including the birds of prey. The interior is sparse but the exterior exhibits are really cool. Young kids will love the chance to dig for dinosaur bones. This is a great free attraction available right in Zilker Park.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I took my kids here last weekend and it was awesome. I can't believe I haven't been here before. There was so much to see, do and explore. My kids loved it! It was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too crowded. Next...More

2  Thank emeb2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Austin Nature & Science Center is a great place to learn and explore - Lots of hands on fun for the kids and animals to see.

2  Thank LittleKings
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Now this is a place that you cannot miss while your in Austin. The teenagers along with myself LOVED this place. We spent all day there just looking and exploring. Very pretty, relaxing and entertaining for adventures. We will be back!!

1  Thank Kelli K
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter here on a recent visit to Austin and loved it. She enjoyed the exhibits and we loved the natural surroundings to stimulate her mind. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Took my 3 and 6 year old. They loved it. Many interesting things to see. Have some rescued animals also. Many trails to walk with beautiful scenery. Plus it's FREE!!!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Took my kids (3 and 6 yr) for a morning walk trough the nature center on a sunny day. The indoor facility with few science rooms can keep kids occupied for 20-30 min while the amazing dinopit kept them busy for 3 hours... nice short...More

Thank italian_in_NY
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Wish we could have stayed longer here. My kids had a blast the animals are really cool to look at. Water part was my kids favorite and just being able to go at your own pace was really nice we really enjoyed our visit. We...More

Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Took my son and granddaughter to enjoy some quality time together and this place was awesome. Great exhibits for children in the center where they can handle bones of animals, see a real beehive and learn about Nano technology! The nature area is fun to...More

2  Thank Banshee694
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for my young son! Lots of room for him to run around and interact. We loved the little creek to walk around in! He didn't want to leave.

Thank graciekd
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