The Austin Nature & Science Center offers nature based educational programs for a variety of school groups, such as public, private, preschool, and homeschool.

Currently, all programming offered is virtual.  In the future, we plan to return to offering programming at schools and at the Nature Center.   

Virtual Programs

School Programs

Descriptions, available times, and registration available on RecTrac.  All school programs correlate to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  A list of relevant TEKS are included in each program description.  Registration policies.

These programs are designed for groups of 15 to 30 students.  If you are interested in registering one student, please see the Homeschool section below.


$6.00 per participant, ages 4-12 years. Registration available on RecTrac on January 7, 2021.

Our virtual STEAM focused programs will instill an appreciation of the natural world while offering an opportunity to collaborate and socialize with peers. Each month, participants will investigate and make discoveries involving a new topic. Virtual classes will take place the first two Wednesdays of each month.  Registration policies

February – Nature at Night

March – Mini and massive

April – Seed to Sprout


Investigate the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) with Elizabeth, Emily, and Mary on TEKS Tuesdays for grades K-5.

TEKS Tuesday

In-Person Programs

Self-Guided Tours

Not available at this time due to our closure.  

Uncover all our site has to offer at your own pace. Explore hands on exhibits including the Dino Pit and a variety of ambassador animals 

No tour guides provided, two hour time slot per group.  

ANSC at Schools

Not available at this time due to our closure.  

Let us come to you! We will set up in a classroom, library, gym, or outdoors*.

~We can teach approximately 25 students per instructor every 25 minutes.

~Up to one hour presentation and two instructors included in reservation.  ANSC staff need access to the presentation space 40 min before the presentation. 

*Programs with live animals or the planetarium must take place indoors.

Schools at ANSC

Not available at this time due to our closure.  

Photos and Testimonials


Check out our Flickr page.


Coming soon.