The 16 Best Things to do With Kids in Austin
Entertain your kiddos during summer break at one of these fun Austin experiences. Exotic animals at the Austin Zoo or Austin Aquarium offer wonder and awe while older kids will enjoy a trip to The Escape Game or Bob Bullock Texas History Museum.
13530 N Highway 183 | Website
Thousands of species can be found at the Austin Aquarium from sharks and stingrays to mermaids on some days!
Austin Nature & Science Center
2389 Stratford Dr | Website
Hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities at Austin Nature & Science Center promote the appreciation of the city’s natural environment.
Austin Rock Gym
8300 N Lamar Suite B 102 | Website
Get rocking at the Austin Rock Gym, the only space in the city dedicated to rock climbing. Comprehensive climbing lessons are available.
10808 Rawhide Trl | Website
The Austin Zoo is a non-profit rescue zoo that has plenty of wildlife for families to enjoy.
16107 FM2769 | Website
On the shores of Volente Beach sits Beachside Billy’s, a waterpark with exciting rides, excellent food, and beautiful sunset views.
Boggy Creek Farm
3414 Lyons Rd | Website
Austin’s original urban farm offers fresh produce, eggs, dairy, meat, and canned goods.
Bob Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Ave | Website
Discover the story of Texas at this museum that offers IMAX experiences, interactive exhibits, and more.
893 Union Chapel Rd | Website
This outdoor museum adventure features realistic life-size dinosaurs on a tree-lined natura trail. Other activities include a fossil dig, playground, and picnic area.
Various Locations | Website
Family fun packages, party packages, and teen nights are offered at Jumpoline Park. Jump around obstacle courses, bounce houses, giant slides and more!
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave | Website
Find a carefully grown slew of native plants at this sprawling garden, just ten miles outside of downtown Austin.
10621 Pioneer Farms Dr | Website
Explore six themed historic areas and get to know some Texas history with self-guided walking tours at Pioneer Farms.
Rock’N River Family Aquatic Center
3300 Palm Valley Blvd | Website
A lazy river, wacky slides, and water playground can be found within Old Settler’s Park. A zero beach entry play area, floor geysers, water cannon, and tipping buckets keep kids occupied all day.
Round Rock Express
3400 E Palm Valley Blvd | Website
Take your kids out to the ballgame and participate in America’s favorite pastime at a Round Rock Express minor league game!
400 N Liberty Ave | Website
Situated on over 70 acres on the Comal River, Schlitterbahn offers over 51 attractions at their New Braunfels flagship location.
The Escape Game
405 Red River St | Website
Get a group together and use clues to make your way out of one of the themed rooms at The Escape Game. Beat the time to win!
1830 Simond Ave | Website
Science meets fun at The Thinkery in Mueller! Kids can connect with ideas by doing, making, and experiencing things.
Summer Events + Things to Do Around Town
You don’t want to miss these fun summer events around town! Read our blog post about the top events to attend in Austin this summer or read about a few of our favorite things to do as a family: