Since 1960, the Austin Nature & Science Center has provided hands-on nature exhibits, education programs and recreation activities for countless visitors, teachers and children of all ages that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the ANSC is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world.

The Austin Nature & Science Center offers many programs for preschoolers, kids, families and adults with topics ranging from butterflies to caving and much more.

In light of recent public health concerns, the Austin Nature & Science Center remains closed.  Read more here.

Virtual Events

Virtual Winter Break Camp

Virtual Winter Break Camp, All About Earth, January 4, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm

Registration begins December 4th at 10:00am on RecTrac and costs $5.

Live Zoom program for children 5 years – 12 years old.

The history and science behind how our planet came to appear as it does today is a fascinating tale. Learn all about this spectacular story by exploring all the ins and outs of geological time and figure out what can be discovered about our past by looking right under our feet!

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