Austin Children's Museum

Austin Children's Museum

Educational - Foundation - Free Events - Kids & Families - Museums




 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723

The mission of the Austin Children’s Museum is to inspire young children and the adults in their lives to experience the joy of learning through the power of constructive play. The Austin Children’s Museum, founded in 1983 by a grass-roots coalition of parents and educators, originally opened as a “Museum without walls” with exhibits and programs hosted in schools, parks, recreation centers, libraries, and malls. More than 800,000 visitors have enjoyed exhibits and programs since the museum opened its doors. Design it. Make it. Try it out! Their newest permanent exhibit, Tinkerer’s Workshop, is designed to inspire children to investigate engineering concepts, tinker and build things, observe materials and tell someone about it. Come out and play EVERY Wednesday night and enjoy exhibit galleries and a variety of hands-on activities at Community Night. There is a suggested $1 donation.

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.