This museum has grown into one of the most fabulous experiences for children in Austin. Find out about the development of ... More
Austin Children's Museum
This museum has grown into one of the most fabulous experiences for children in Austin. Find out about the development of children from birth to adolescence, climb a "time tower," and learn about everything from dinosaurs to computers. Special programs for children and their parents are regular parts of the museum's curriculum. Take tiny tots to the 2-and-under special explore time, or learn about multimedia with your teen. With excellent specialty programs and wonderful exhibits, this is a museum the whole family can enjoy.
I took a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy. They were moderately interested, but ran out of things to do in less than an hour. Considering the relatively high admission fee and the expensive parking, this visit was not worth the cost. The "museum" itself was worn-looking, unkempt in places, and generally suffered from neglect and lack of anything new and imaginative in apparantly quite some time. Altogether a bad experience. The only positive I can think of is that the smaller boys there seemed to be having a good time and ran around happily. But calling this place a children's "museum" is a bit of a stretch.
My title said it all. They had many of the same exact displays that they did 7 years ago when I took my daycare class to. The activities are not every active or educational. Not that ACM can do anything about the parking in their current location but it is horrible. I think they need to move to a former grocery store where there is lots of space and parking. You need to get involved with music, technology, math and science. Make a partnership with UT or even compass learning who is right behind you! Go to Science port in L.A. They change out their activities and it was fun for all ages. Overall I will not take my daughter back.
ACM can be a bit hectic at times, but overall it's a nice place to take your kids. There are a lot of activities for them to engage in that are learning oriented, but there are also some activities that just let them have fun & be kids!!!
It is very small and cramped and half the exhibits don't work including the train and the milking of the cow, the 2 slides were closed. It had lots of art and crafts but do you really need to pay $6.50/pp including adults to cut paper, glue, tape, staple, draw?? FYI you can get those things at the Dollar Tree. Most of the blocks to build with were missing
It seemed like it was a lot of advertising for the sponsors. Much of the food and dishes were screwed down and I have NEVER seen that in a Children's museum. Many of the shadow boxes were broken. We travel a lot and this is the worst one we have been to. ACM take a hint from the Phoenix Children's Museum. They do have story time but, libraries offer free story time. No onsite parking, street parking is $1.00/hr and parking lots are $7.00 all day.
This place was great for kids. They had everything you could imagine that would help your child grow and learn. From making electricity to the laws of physics, this place has it all! There was a lot of neat things there, and it was actually pretty fun even for me, the parent!
We took our 3 year old son there for Wee Wednesday morning (geared for children under 5 and no school trips for children over 5). There were so many kids running around without supervision screaming, cutting in line and just being plane rude. The staff didn't have the time of day to help, the displays were poorly organized and cluttered. We are glad that we only paid around $10 for the 2 of us, that way we didn't waste more money. The website makes it look so nice and fun, totally different than what you get in person. I would have to say I will never take my son there again. My husband and I were very disappointed in the whole experience.
When we first moved to Austin, I took my small children 7 and 5 and they loved it! There is so much to do and see. They played up in the train station for close to an hour and then moved on to the working store. We have been back several times, and everytime is just like finding it again. They change their main theme, so we get to learn something new everytime we go.Some of the visits included a visit to Japan, or how things work. What an awesome place for children to get a hands on learning experiance!
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