Austin Nature & Science Center Exhibits
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 exhibits are open to the public during regular visitor hours with no entry fee, but donations are accepted. For more information, please call Visitor Services staff at 512-974-3888.
In light of recent public health concerns, the Austin Nature & Science Center remains closed. Read more here.
The Forest Trail is a self-guided exhibit of forty-five trees planted and maintained site-wide to encourage the selection of native trees appropriate for landscapes in Central Texas. Artwork by Robert Obrien.
Honey Bee Observation Hive
Fascinated by the European honey bee? Check out our indoor exhibit in the Visitors Pavilion to view the inner workings of a living hive. You might even locate the queen bee herself! Bees and care provided by Austin Bees.
Take a walk around our site to learn more about our pond system. Look for basking turtles at the Upper Pond. Watch the water flow below from the bridge at the Creek. Meet curious fish at the dock of our Lower Pond.
The bird blind allows visitors to get a behind the scenes look at our wild birds. A tall wooden structure with small holes for viewing allows people to quietly watch birds. Our bird-only side has underbrush for camouflage, seeds, and water, which provides a happy habitat for birds and other wildlife.
The Art in Public Places program requests proposals from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install artworks to based at city-owned locations around the city, including ANSC. More information about temporary exhibition of public art across Austin, visit the AIPP website.
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