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Austin Children's Museum

201 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas
Phone: 512-472-2499 --

Statement of Purpose:

Hands-on exhibits and programs for kids and families to stimulate curiosity in art and sciences.

Our Mission is to provide innovative participatory museum exhibits, programs and resources which encourage curiosity, creativity, appreciation, and learning for all children, their families and those who work with children.

The Austin Children's Musuem is a private, non-profit organization that receives funding from the City of Austin Arts Commission, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and various foundations, businesses and individuals.  The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning, supports the Austin Children's Musuem.


Highlights & Collections:

Global Cityworks which include a Health Clinic, Diner, Grocery & Library; Bat Bridge, Little Theater, Infant-Toddler Playscape

Based on themes of how different people live and everyday science and technology. Rentals available.

Featured Exhibit:


Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm


Admission is $4.50 per person.  Children under 24 months are free.
Wednesday from 5-8pm is Community Night and the Museum stays open late with free admission for all. For Volunteer information: please contact Rene Carlin at 472-2499 ext. 210


Key Personnel:

Gwen Crider, Executive Director.

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