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Old 11-03-2010, 01:49 PM  
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family fun in Austin?

IS there a good discovery-type museum or something educational and interactive for young kids and families in Austin?
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:52 PM  
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I've never been, but the Bob Bullock State Museum is right next to the capital.

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:29 AM  
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Pioneer Farms, my parents took me there twenty years ago as a kid, and it's still around. Its a living history type place, learn how pioneers and native Americans lived back in the day. I think they even have cotton fields out there if you want to send your kids out there to ware them out before you take them home

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:27 AM  
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We drove through there and stopped for a few hours at the Nature and Science Center. It's really awesome for smaller kids. We could have stayed there all day. The dino pit was my kids favorites (5 and almost 3). They can dig and play in a giant sand pit with "Fossils" all over it. There are tons of other educational things all over, but we weren't in the center long enough to get to explore much of it. It is inside of a really nice park where people were picnicking and running on the trails everywhere. Really very nice.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:19 AM  
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Check out the Bob Bullock History museum in Austin. It's a great place and you can catch an IMAX movie at the same time.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:42 AM  
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Children's museum downtown around the revamped 2nd Street area is great
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:38 AM  
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I have taken my kids to the Bob Bullock museum. Very interesting and informative.

Not sure if its available at the Bob Bullock museum but when I was at the Dallas king tut exhibit they had these hand held wands that would give you extra information of the exhibits. If they are available, its worth the extra fee.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:05 PM  
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The McKenna Children's Museum in New Braunfels is bigger and better than the downtown Austin Children's Museum. It's a bit of a hike from Austin, but my 3 yr old (at the time) loved it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:22 PM  
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+1 to the McKenna Museum, kid loves it.

My young child liked the Botanical Gardens, big area with lots to see. Free too if you don't park there.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:42 AM  
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Austin park and pizza forure. hell im 20 and love it, im sure your kids will too.
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