Austin Nature & Science Center

Park, Garden, and Trail
301 Nature Center Dr, Austin, TX 78746, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    Austin American-Statesman
    "natural science education resources."(2 Tips)
    "detective pack at the visitors’ desk and hot-foot"(2 Tips)
    Jeffrey C.
    "Take a hike...start at the back of the Birds of Prey exhibit."(2 Tips)
    adam g.
    "Don't ask about it- current staff was befuddled"(2 Tips)
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  • Allison L.

    The animal area is ok not a lot to see. Also not pet friendly so don't bring your dog to walk around.

    Allison L · November 12, 2014
  • David P.

    It's free and there are live animals to observe including a hive of bees. What's not to love?

    David Pitts · September 30, 2014
  • Edina H.

    Where's the bee queen?

    Edina Haraszti · August 13, 2014
  • Jeffrey C.

    Take a hike...start at the back of the Birds of Prey exhibit.

    Jeffrey C. · March 27, 2013
  • NASA

    Explore natural science specimens and add to your own collection through the Naturalist Workshop and Trade Counter!

    NASA · June 21, 2012
  • Chad U.

    If you lose something, someone might have found it and took it to lost and found

    Chad Ulloa · June 6, 2012
  • Cedrick D.

    Bring your trash bags to pick up trash in the preserve

    Cedrick Davis · May 24, 2012
  • adam g.

    The passport detective thing has ended ( a couple of years ago). Don't ask about it- current staff was befuddled

    adam gertsacov · March 12, 2012
  • Austin American-Statesman

    Nonprofit community center provides nature exhibits and natural science education resources. Includes rescued wildlife, such as wild cats, birds and skunks.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 14, 2012
  • RAch J.

    The bee hive is gone! :(

    RAch Jac · January 15, 2012
  • Arlene M.

    Great destination for kids.

    Arlene Miller · December 27, 2011
  • Chance H.

    Head over to the animal enclosures and see if you can spot one of our newest editions Ned the nutria.

    Chance Heck · September 28, 2011
  • Ashton R.

    Go find the monkey skull in the Dino pit, most paleontologists give up within an hour!

    Ashton Robison · August 11, 2011
  • Dora

    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

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Shawn L.

    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.

    Shawn Lloyd · February 14, 2010

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