Kid Friendly Attractions in Austin

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  • Austin Convention Center
  • Austin Visitors Center
  • Sixth Street
  • Texas State Capitol
  • Warehouse District
  • Zilker Park
  • Although Austin is widely known for its exciting nightlife and live music scene, there are plenty of worthwhile kid-friendly things to do in the city. Local children and visiting tykes experience hands-on learning through fun, interactive exhibits at the Austin Children's Museum, located on the eastern edge of the hip Second Street District. The museum houses several permanent programs in its 12,500-square-foot space, including an Austin Kiddie Limits stage, complete with TV monitors playing back performances, a fake but functional dairy cow and a tri-level construction zone, among others. Two to three touring exhibitions rotate through the Austin Children's Museum annually, providing an array of new learning opportunities.

    The Aquarena Center, on Spring Lake, teaches people of all ages the importance of preservation and conservation. Aquarena Center's educational tours seek to engage people in activities that will give them the ability to recognize Spring Lake as a unique freshwater ecosystem and, in turn, encourage the audience to understand the interconnections between all living things and water.

    When the children need to work off some of their energy, nothing is better than a playground in the great outdoors. Zilker Playground features a miniature train your children will adore. You will also find a fire engine here, perfect for climbing, along with a playscape full of bridges, ramps, chutes and slides. Picnic tables are close by, along with beautiful Barton Springs Pool, which maintains 68-degree waters year round. There are so many kid-friendly things to do in Austin, the only problem you'll face is how to fit it all in.

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    Austin Children's Museum

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    201 Colorado St
    Dell Discovery Center

    Learning concealed as fun for the pint-sized...
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    Aquarena Center

    921 Aquarena Springs Drive
    Texas State University

    Helping people understand water's unique role in their lives... read more

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    Barton Springs Pool

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    2101 Barton Springs Road
    Zilker Park

    Spring-fed pool and first-rate people watching...
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    Austin Disc Golf Courses

    200 South Lamar
    Parks & Recreation Department

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    Hancock Recreation Center

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    811 E 41st St

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    Austin Nature and Science Center

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    301 Nature Center Drive
    Zilker Park

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    Zilker Playground

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    2100 Barton Springs Road

    Outdoor playscape... read more

    Austin Theatre for Youth

    5555 North Lamar #C-125

    Drama group for kids... read more

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    Blazer Lazer Tag

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    1701 W Ben White Blvd

    High-tech, family-friendly game of cat and mouse...
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    Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail

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    S First Street between MoPac Blvd and Pleasant Valley Road

    Perfect for urban hiking... read more
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