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.
ANSC to Open to Public in July
The Austin Nature and Science Center is currently closed but is excited to welcome visitors back to the facility in July. We will begin accepting reservations in June for visitation on weekends in July, and if Austin Public Health staging continues to move in a good direction the site will return to its regular schedule and allow drop-in visitation in August. Please check our website and social media for additional information about reopening, coming soon. Read more at the closure here.