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Austin Nature & Science Center

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  • Austin American-Statesman
    "natural science education resources."(2 Tips)
    "detective pack at the visitors’ desk and hot-foot"(2 Tips)
    "Awesome spot to introduce kids to local wildlife"(3 Tips)
    Josh A.
    "There are some rescue animals in particular a raptor section."(2 Tips)
20 Tips and reviews
  • natural science
  • detective
  • wildlife
  • hiking
  • family-friendly
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  • Josh A.
    Josh AApril 29
    This place is like a hidden little zoo! There are some rescue animals in particular a raptor section. Very cool find.
  • Clarissa M.
    Neat animals and exhibits. Free educational fun
  • A !.
    A !!!September 1, 2016
    Family friends fun
  • Wynne W.
    Wynne WalkerJune 12, 2016
    Awesome spot to take the kids. It's free! Kids can pick up nature items and trade them in for other items. Rippling stream is a great spot for the entire family. Live animals and more!
  • Luke
    LukeDecember 28, 2015
    Awesome spot to introduce kids to local wildlife
  • Allison L.
    Allison LNovember 12, 2014
    The animal area is ok not a lot to see. Also not pet friendly so don't bring your dog to walk around.
  • David P.
    David PittsSeptember 30, 2014
    It's free and there are live animals to observe including a hive of bees. What's not to love?
  • Edina H.
    Edina HarasztiAugust 13, 2014
    Where's the bee queen?
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey C.March 27, 2013
    Take a hike...start at the back of the Birds of Prey exhibit.
  • NASA
    NASAJune 21, 2012
    Explore natural science specimens and add to your own collection through the Naturalist Workshop and Trade Counter!
  • Chad U.
    Chad UlloaJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you lose something, someone might have found it and took it to lost and found
  • Cedrick D.
    Cedrick DavisMay 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring your trash bags to pick up trash in the preserve
  • adam g.
    adam gertsacovMarch 12, 2012
    The passport detective thing has ended ( a couple of years ago). Don't ask about it- current staff was befuddled
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 14, 2012
    Nonprofit community center provides nature exhibits and natural science education resources. Includes rescued wildlife, such as wild cats, birds and skunks.
  • RAch J.
    RAch JacJanuary 15, 2012
    The bee hive is gone! :(
  • Arlene M.
    Arlene MillerDecember 27, 2011
    Great destination for kids.
  • Chance H.
    Chance HeckSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Head over to the animal enclosures and see if you can spot one of our newest editions Ned the nutria.
  • Ashton R.
    Ashton RobisonAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go find the monkey skull in the Dino pit, most paleontologists give up within an hour!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Grab a detective pack at the visitors’ desk and hot-foot it down the Eco-Detective Trail to see how many indicators of wildlife you can discover around the pond. Powered by
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LloydFebruary 14, 2010
    Step One: Have kids collect items (rocks/shells/bones)Step Two: Take them to Trade CounterStep Three: Get points for donating items.Step Four: Use points for new items.
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