In light of recent public health concerns, the Austin Nature & Science Center will remain closed. 

Join the Austin Nature & Science Center and partners for our fun family virtual Fall Fest event on Saturday November 14th, 2020 as we celebrate the changing seasons!

Register on Monday November 2nd (links coming soon!) to learn all about monarch migration with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, learn how to DIY your own almanac with Math Happens, marvel at the stars with the Austin Nature & Science Center’s lead astronomers, and much more! Or simply tune into our playlist below as we release fun new videos throughout the day and keep your eyes peeled for a posted Fall Fest weekend activity guide!


We want your feedback about the Beverly Sheffield Education Center and the Splash Exhibit.  Please fill out a survey here.  Additional info located here. Available now
Visit the "Land Before Us" - TEMPO 2D 2019 temporary outdoor installation. Through September 2021
Pets are not allowed at the Austin Nature and Science Center.  We love pups and kitties as much as anyone can, but they are not permitted on preserve land or near our enclosed resident wildlife.  Thank you for understanding. Now and always

Children Playing in Nature


Research shows that children who learn and play in nature are healthier, happier, and even perform better in school. That’s why Austin’s Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative aims to connect more children to nature by showing parents and caregivers how to find nature near them.

To find a nearby City of Austin park, visit the Parkland Directory. To discover even more nature near you, visit Nature Rocks.

La investigación muestra que los niños que aprenden y juegan en la naturaleza son más saludables, felices, y hasta se desempeñan mejor en la escuela. Por eso la iniciativa de Austin Ciudades que Unen a los Niños con la Naturaleza tiene el objectivo conectar más niños a la naturaleza mostrando a padres y cuidadores cómo encontrar la naturaleza cerca de ellos.

Para encontrar un Ciudad de Austin parque, visite el Parkland Directory. Para descubrir aún más naturaleza cerca de usted, visite Nature Rocks.


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