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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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Fun for kids and adults

While the center is aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, it appeals to older kids and adults as well. We are... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
551melm
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Beach Lake, PA
Fun place for kids

We went there last weekend, good place for young kids. Free entry. You can give dnations if you... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
Sonal G
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Austin, Texas
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Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
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+1 512-974-3888
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"live animals"
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"great place for kids"
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"older children"
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"really enjoyed our visit"
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"rescued animals"
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"all ages"
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"owls"
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"porcupine"
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"dinosaurs"
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"protection"
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

While the center is aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, it appeals to older kids and adults as well. We are retirees and spent a couple of hours watching the rescued birds of prey and rescued land animals.

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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We went there last weekend, good place for young kids. Free entry. You can give dnations if you like. My 2 year old daughter enjoyed seeing animals like vulture, hawk, owl, fox, mouse, fishes etc... Walking trail is good too. Dino pit is nice area...More

1  Thank Sonal G
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

The science center is located in Zilker Park area and has a few signs to help find it. We decided to pay an early morning visit during the Christmas holidays. When we arrived at 9 AM, there was only one other family there. Upon our...More

2  Thank NJTravellingfool
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

There are several different activities for kids to do here and a lot to learn. They have several different areas for the kids to learn and play. They can explore different animal bones and different types of nature. They have several different animals to look...More

2  Thank James B
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This place is an awesome find! If you use a GPS to get to the center you will have to park under the bridge and take the path up the side of the hill. The nature center is well maintained and full of hands on...More

4  Thank Robert N
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was part of a school field trip so we were able to access part of guided tours that I'm not sure are available to everyone. It would be a short visit without the extra attention. The dinosaur dig has some really big 'fossils' to...More

2  Thank NatalieTanner
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I had an hour to spend while my hotel room was being cleaned so I popped over to the nature center. The animals on display are rescued and have signs stating their situation. It is great to get to know the animals and how/why they...More

2  Thank pnkgirl27
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Our 2 loved it here but as an adult I felt it needed a whole lot more money and time dedicated to it. The inside centre was worn with broken items. The dig for fossels in the dino dig area would benefit from someone around...More

3  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

We enjoyed this attraction, it is free, there are some interesting animals, especially the birds and the bobcat, and there is a relaxing pond and a visitor's center with AC when it's hot. I'd recommend this mainly for kids or for something free to do....More

1  Thank crazyAustin
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stumbled across this driving through Zilker Park. There is a short walk from the parking area under the bridge outside the entrance. The center is free so great for those on a budget. There is not a bunch to see but is a great...More

1  Thank rdp343
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