For kids who like to get their hands dirty, a trip to the Austin Nature & Science Center is educational and hands-on. A few of the areas located in the western corner of Zilker Park are indoors, but most of the center's activities—designed for people of all ages—are outside, with the goal of helping visitors 'increase awareness and appreciation of their natural environment'. Check out all the programs, relating to biology, astronomy and paleontology, among many other subjects.
Austin is absolutely packed with awesome activities to keep kids and adults alike entertained; it's a city that boasts not only ample outdoor spaces, but also almost year-round good weather to make the most of them on. Even when the heat is deemed 'unbearable' by folk from the north, it’s nothing an iced beverage and Barton Springs pool can’t fix, and during those rare storms, the indoor spaces more than suffice in keeping y’all amused.
It’s safe to say Austin will appeal to visitors and locals of all ages and all tastes. Whether you’re looking for fascinating museums to inspire and educate those curious minds; parks to bask in the sunshine and let them play; or you just fancy treating the whole clan to some yummy eats with a twist of silliness, there’s absolutely no need to leave the kiddies at home. Here are some of the most fun family activities in town.
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