The Austin Nature & Science Center offers nature-based programs for members of the community, such as school break camps, seasonal festivals, animal programs, and more. For questions about a camp or community program, please call Visitor Services at 512-974-3888.

Camps

Spring Break

 Spring Break Camp March 14-18, 2022

Registration available on RecTrac January 31, 2022

  • 10:00 am for City of Austin Residents 
  • 1:00 pm for non-residents

Spring Break

Spring Break Camp March 14-18, 2022

Registration available on RecTrac January 31, 2022

  • 10:00 am for City of Austin Residents 
  • 1:00 pm for non-residents
Summer Camp

Summer Camp June 6- August 12Summer camp registration is almost here! 

February 5-18, 2022: Phone and in-person registration available for participants awarded financial assistance and/ or require support from our Inclusion Department.

February 26, 2022: Registration opens on RecTrac at 10:00 am for Austin residents and 1:00 pm for non-residents

Events

 

 

Science Specialist

Adult Lecture Series Science Specialist

Have you ever wished that the Austin Nature & Science Center provided fun educational programming for adults? Wish no more! Join us for our exciting new adult events featuring speakers from many different fields of natural science!


Life and Death by Impact Extinction and Habitability January 22, 2022 1 pm to 2:30 pm by Sean Gulick Reasearch Profession Jackson School of Geosciences

Free Event! Join the Austin Nature and Science Center and Professor Sean Gulick for an adult-only program we explore how one catastrophic astrogeologic event can illuminate the state of our current climate crisis and demonstrate how we determine planetary habitability!  

Please note, due to City of Austin venue requirements, room capacity for youth participants is limited to 50%. To accommodate the full room capacity for adult participants, we require that only ages 18+ register for this event.

Pre-registration requested

Science Specialist

Adult Lecture Series Science Specialist

Have you ever wished that the Austin Nature & Science Center provided fun educational programming for adults? Wish no more! Join us for our exciting new adult events featuring speakers from many different fields of natural science!

 

Austin Nature Day

Austin Nature Day April 23 2022 9 am-1pm

See you here on April 23, 2022! More details coming soon. 

Videos

Tiny Tours

Virtual Tiny Tours of the Austin Nature & Science Center

Join us on Facebook and YouTube for ANSC Tiny Tours!  Catch a glimpse of our beautiful site and learn all about the animals, exhibits, and natural spaces that surround us.  Videos will be posted daily Fridays-Sundays this fall.

Weekday Wake Up Daily Videos

Austin Nature & Science Center Daily Videos posted on our Facebook page.

Visit our Facebook page Mondays-Fridays beginning in November for our Daily Posted Videos!

Join Caroline for Mindfulness Mondays as she teaches you a variety of ways to slow down and engage your body and mind.

Learn with Mary and Emily on TEKS Tuesdays as they investigate TEKS objectives for grades K-3.

Watch Ms. Kat on Wild Wednesdays as she shows you some of nature’s most interesting creatures!

Follow Ms. Elizabeth as she takes you into the Zilker Nature Preserve to read some of her favorite stories for Tales from the Trails Thursdays.

Explore your sense of sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing with Ms. Elizabeth on Five Senses Friday.