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

Virtual School Field Trips

Virtual School Programs, TEKS based Zoom Animal Programs, Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 5

Free TEKS based Zoom programs designed for Pre-Kinderten to 5th grade students.

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 guidelines and policies

Virtual Homeschool

Virtual Home School, Ages 4-17, Explore the natural world, Collaborate and socialize with peers.

Homeschool programs designed by staff to build upon science and math curriculum for children ages 4-17 years.  Programs encourage collaboration and socialization with peers.  Descriptions and registration available on RecTrac

Find out more about the Virtual Homeschool programs for ages 4-17.  Registration guidelines and policies


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

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.