The Naturalist Workshop
The Naturalist Workshop at the Austin Nature & Science Center is unlike most natural history museums you've visited. Here you are encouraged to touch, investigate, and learn about the many different collections we have on display. How much does a sugar pine cone weigh? Can you fit together a cow humerus and pelvis? How many kinds of minerals can you see in one rock? Tables laden with fur, rock, bones, plants, insects, and more provide opportunities for all ages to get in touch with items straight from nature. Investigation tools and activities are available to help you learn more about what you see. Displays rotate so make sure you come back to see what new collections are out in the Naturalist Workshop.
Additionally, there are field guides and a sightings board for any living organisms you might encounter as you explore the Austin Nature & Science Center.