We have visited many children's museum all over the counrty. What I liked about this one is that it is small enough that I could play with my toddler while I watched my older kids have fun. We spent at least 2 hours here and everyone was happy.
Wonderful Place for Families and Kids
The Dinosaur Park is a wonderful place for a day trip with kids. (Or it would be a great place to stop for a break along the travelling road of a family vacation.) Expect to spend about three to four hours exploring the Dino Dig (where little paleontologists can dig for "dinosaur bones"), the gift shop, and other dino-related activities. The main attraction, though, is a nature trail complete with life-sized dinosaurs. The T-Rex ferociously towers over the trail, and the stegosaurus and triceratops fascinate little kids. We thoroughly enjoyed this place.
Forget the Austin Museum of Art (sorry, guys!). This is Austin's most impressive art museum by far. An extensive collection of Latin American, European, modern and contemporary art is overflowing from the museum walls. The Blanton is opening an addition to its current location in 2008 to display even more striking, provocative and emotive pieces of its varied collection. The best time to visit? Thursdays are free, and the first Friday night of every month, you can check out the B Scene, when the Blanton hosts a killer party. Live music, beer/wine, snacks, theater are paired, of course, with the art. It's on a few bucks more to get into the B Scene than a regular admission, and it's very...
This museum is an Austin "must do" if you care anything about history or Texas. It is 3 floors and includes an Imax, gift shop, and cafe. The exhibits are excellent, the layout is perfect, and the special exhibits are always a joy. We've been members for 4 years and always will be!
The Austin Zoo is a nonprofit animal rescue organization, which makes it different from almost every other zoo in the country. The selection and varie...