Winter weather calls for indoor fun at Austin museums

The weather’s getting colder! Although Austin is renowned for its outdoor activities, there are still plenty to ways to stay warm while out on the town. For instance, Austin is home to a number of museums with collections of national and local historical significance. Below, we’ve showcased a handful of the fun and unique museums in Austin.

Austin Children’s Museum
The Austin Children’s Museum has several play areas designed for fun and learning, such as the Funstruction Zone and the Tinkerer’s Workshop. Several different group visits can be arranged, from student field trips to birthday parties and sleepovers. The Austin Children’s Museum also offers volunteer and community outreach programs.

The Blanton Museum of Art
Located at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), the Blanton Museum of Art has over 17,000 art pieces from the last 600 years. The collection is composed of art from Western Europe and Latin America, as well as some local works. As a part of UT, the museum prides itself as an educational resource for students of all ages.

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Feast your eyes and ears on some Lone Star knowledge at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The museum features three floors of exhibits, each dedicated to a specific portion of Texas history. Alternatively, you could watch a movie in Austin’s sole IMAX Theatre or take part in a Texas-themed educational program.

Texas Memorial Museum
If science is more of your thing, the Texas Memorial Museum is sure to please. Visitors can view exhibits of geology, paleontology and wildlife found in Texas, as well as an exhibit on evolution. The museum is a development of the Texas Natural Science Center, which serves as a hub for UT students to conduct research on both vertebrate and non-vertebrate paleontology.

These are merely a handful of the many museums found in the Austin. To find more museums in Austin, visit AustinMuseums.org.


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