The Austin Nature & Science Center (ANSC) offers a variety of educational science and nature-based exhibits that round out the visitor's experience. Some of the exhibits, like the Naturalist Workshop, have program elements.
The Dino Pit is an outdoor paleontology exhibit built for permanent display at the Austin Nature & Science Center. It is designed to instruct visitors about paleontology through hands-on educational experiences. Kids can become a field paleontologist for a day and find a variety of hidden fossils beneath the sand. It's a great way to spend time outside while having fun and learning at your own pace.
The Naturalist Workshop, located in the ANSC's Visitor's Pavilion, is a perfect place to explore the natural world and it's available during regular business hours. The Trade Counter, a part of the Naturalist Workshop, is staffed Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Junior Naturalists program offers kids a more in-depth study of nature topics.
The Austin Nature & Science Center is home to a variety of live ambassador animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and native birds - including raptors. The ANSC also houses a program animal collection that enhances visitor education programs.