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Austin Children's Museum, Austin, Texas

201 Colorado St, Austin, Texas

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Submitted by: Greg G.

Very interactive for kids and very fun.  My five year old and two two year olds found  plenty to keep them entertained for a few hours.  The upstairs room in which you can build your own car was probably the best part.  I also liked the introduction...

Submitted by: Cristina B.

Little dude had a blast here during the baby bloomer hour.  Each time we have gone there is something fun and e...

Submitted by: Chris C.

Was a great stop for my 3 and 5 year old for about 3 hours.   I've seen better museums, but for the price it was great.  it kept them busy and excited the entire time.  The feeling is more like a large playground than a typical museum.  I wouldn't recommend this for kids over 8 years old because they would probably get ...

Submitted by: Dana T.

I took my 3 year old son to the Austin Children's Museum for the first time today. It's installation week, so we got 1/2 off, but I think the normal price of $6.50/person is a good deal. We had a great time. The museum offers...

Submitted by: Elizabeth C.

After reading all the yelp reviews, I wasn't sure that I wanted to visit the Children's Museum... But my little guy is currently obsessed with trains and a trip on the light rail was the perfect remedy. But what to do downtown with a toddler? Ah yes, the children's museum. We went on a Baby Bloomer Monday and were greeted with a packed entry of kids singing along to the entertainment. Cute and claustrophobic. What can I say? I'm not a fan of packing people like sardines into a space... Once music time was over everyone dispersed and it was much better. I was a little worried about the cleanliness factor but everything that could have been control by the staff was pretty clean. Kids are snotty, germy messes. ...

Submitted by: G Siang T.

Many years ago, when my daughter was still crawling, then toddling, I used to spend many weekend afternoons in this museum. Now that my daughter is 8 yrs old, I turn to ACM for her summer camp options. This summer is the first summer we enroll her here. ACM has a popular Lego Robotics camp. ACM organized this camp but they conducted the classes in Sillicon Labs building downtown. This camp gets full *fast*. You do have to sign up very very early. They do save some spots for girls. This was my daughter's first time doing anything robotics and she totally loved it. The kids built all kids of robots to man (or to robot??) an entire city. On Friday, the whole team showcased what they had built to the parents and...

Submitted by: Amanda C.

We love the Children's Museum. We have the family membership so we can go as often as we want during the year for about $75. Otherwise, admission is very steep. For a family of four, it's about $20. Plus, it's downtown, so add parking to that fee if you don't take public transportation. (The museum will validate for some garages for $3 parking.) The exhibits change but not very frequently. I'd like to see them change a little more frequently. My 6-year-old son has gone to three of their camps, and he loves them. We've been very impressed with the camp activities. I'd also love to see the museum have one day a week (instead of one day a month) when they do not allow school tours. It's very frustrating to be t...

Submitted by: Greg D.

I remember going to the old ACM as a kid and loving it, and as a special party for my 5 year old we decided to have it here. It was awesome. our coordinator was so nice and even cut the cake for the kids, ...

Submitted by: Jennifer B.

I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and my Little Sister wanted to go to the Children's Museum so I took her last Saturday. She's nine years old. The museum isn't very big and it had a decent crowd there. We both were able to make some tinker toys upstairs (although the toys had been picked through so we did have to hunt around for some). It's got some interesting features and we were able to see almost everything. A few of the exhibits had a slight wait. One thing that was really cute was the little kitchen. There were all kinds of kids in there fixing pretend food and doing pretend dishes. I sat there while my Little checked out the tree house and a little girl came up, took my order (spaghetti with ...

Submitted by: Casey B.

I went to ACM this morning for the baby bloomers. My 18month old, had a blast. There is a lot to do here. She of course rather stay in the same spot the whole time, b/c she can't imagine anything else being better than what's in front of her. As for moms/dads, some parents were able to chit c...

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