Austin Children's Museum

(Now Closed)
Museum and Science Museum · Downtown Austin
201 Colorado St (at 2nd St.), Austin, TX 78701, United States
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  • What you need to know
    Austin American-Statesman
    "... ones explore the interactive exhibits, get them involved in one of the museum's..."(2 Tips)
    Angelina H.
    "Admission by donation on Wednesdays"(3 Tips)
    "museum offers storytimes"(2 Tips)
    Don I.
    "Good story time on Saturday at 11:00 am."(2 Tips)
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  • Juan Antonio S.

    Deteriorated, many things don't work, supplies are low. Children WILL have fun if you interact with them, but the money that comes in the box office doesn't show inside.

    Juan Antonio Sanchez · July 27, 2013
  • Fernando H.

    Un lugar muy bonito para visitar

    Fernando Huerta · July 25, 2013
  • Jason H.

    Everyone should ask to get in through the open door policy! Everyone!

    Jason Haydon · July 19, 2013
  • Austin Fine Properties

    Of course, who wouldn't love all the bright colors and fun hands on learning!

    Austin Fine Properties · July 18, 2013
  • Tim R.

    Great place! Money well spent on a hot summer day.

    Tim Robertson · July 6, 2013
  • Stephanie V.

    They close in September to move to a new location. :(

  • Keri N.

    If you buy an annual membership at Fort Worth Science museum, it works here and a bunch of other places.

    Keri Neal · May 12, 2013
  • Sarah C.

    They installed new and better exhibits since we were last here in August.

    Sarah C · January 2, 2013
  • Katherine

    Simply awesome! Pack lightly, though, since the "mom purse" will have to work up small stairs as you go through the museum. Fantastic value for the museum, gift shop was a bust though.

    Katherine · August 15, 2012
  • Wired

    Even adults have fun at the Austin Children’s Museum Read more

    Wired · August 8, 2012
  • Jordan H.

    Central Texans: if choosing between here and Waco's Mayborn Children's Museum...go to Waco.

    Jordan Hubbard · July 27, 2012
  • Shaun B.

    Saturday morning 9-10 is exclusive for under 3 years. Great way to avoid the big kids running over your toddler!

    Shaun B · July 14, 2012
  • Shaun B.

    Dads get in free on Saturdays.

    Shaun B · July 14, 2012
  • Kris A.

    Check the online calendar for Engineering Day At the Museum!

    Kris Armstrong · February 19, 2012
  • Austin American-Statesman

    Let your little ones explore the interactive exhibits, get them involved in one of the museum's many programs or send them to summer camp.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 14, 2012
  • Jon L.

    Please don't be lame. Keep up with your kids.

    Jon Lee · February 11, 2012
  • Park S.

    Take your kids, nieces, or nephews, this place is fun for the adults, too!

    Park Silkenson · February 8, 2012
  • Mark

    This place does not come with an attached 'Adult Pub and Amusement Center'.

    Mark · February 4, 2012
  • Travis K.

    Never stand up too quickly.

    Travis K · January 13, 2012
  • The Austin Grand Prix

    Educational and interactive exhibits. Check out "Austin Kiddie Limits" & let your star shine "on stage." Fun gift shop with goodies for kids of all ages: 0-100.

    The Austin Grand Prix · December 30, 2011
  • Casey T.

    Bring ear plugs and don't let your kids bully the little ones

    Casey Toole · November 11, 2011
  • Austin, Texas

    Austin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

    Austin, Texas · November 4, 2011
  • Michael "Mayor" M.

    Watch your kids. Lots of turns and architecture.

    Michael "Mayor" Maher · September 21, 2011
  • Khalil G.

    The kids had a nice time. Wouldn't recommend if they're older than 10 and storytime is really for 6 and younger.

    Khalil Guinn · September 4, 2011
  • Parents Magazine

    Always free for babies (children younger than 1 year old)!

    Parents Magazine · July 18, 2011
  • CultureMap Austin

    Wash your hands. Wash your hands. This is a CHILDREN'S museum. Wash your hands.

    CultureMap Austin · July 11, 2011
  • Ben F.

    Wednesdays are not free all day. Admission is by donation from 5-8 pm. Admission is free Sunday from 4-5 pm.

    Ben Figer · March 16, 2011
  • Angelina H.

    Admission by donation on Wednesdays

    Angelina Herrera · August 4, 2010
  • Dora

    The museum offers storytimes, complete with songs and activities, every day at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Erin B.

    Great place to take young children. Lots for them to check out, discover, & play with. Special area for toddlers/babies to play away from the other kids. Story time was a big hit!!

    Erin Bassett · June 3, 2010
  • Penelope D.

    Beautiful artwork. Amazing place to spend some time with the kiddos!

    Penelope Danielle · May 29, 2010
  • Little Austinite

    Have kids? Go. Read more

    Little Austinite · April 21, 2010
  • Little Austinite

    Take your kids. DO IT. Read more

    Little Austinite · April 21, 2010
  • Neha B.

    This place is great for kids under 5

    Neha Bhakta · April 10, 2010
  • Fernando L.

    Take the kids there so they can pretend they're driving in the cab of a real city busy, or take them to see the model train. Read more

    Fernando Labastida · March 13, 2010
  • Don I.

    Excellent place to take your 3-10 year old. Well done. Good story time on Saturday at 11:00 am.

    Don Inbody · March 2, 2010
  • Sara B.

    get in free Sundays 4-5 or all day (until late) Wednesdays

    Sara Brumfield · September 28, 2009

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