Austin for Children and Families

Take the stage in the “Austin Kiddie Limits” exhibit, shop in a child-sized grocery store or climb the indoor playscape at the Austin Children’s Museum, the city’s premier pint-sized venue. Austin Children’s Museum: 201 Colorado St., Austin TX 78701 -- 472-2499

Take a ride on the miniature train, romp around the playscape, fly a kite, or swim in Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park, a 351-acre playground in downtown. Zilker Park: 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin TX 78746 -- 478-8286 or 974-6700

Explore nature trails, enjoy hands-on learning activities, and see live animals, reptiles and birds at the Austin Nature and Science Center. Austin Nature and Science Center: 802 301 Nature Center Dr., Austin TX 78746 -- 327-8180

Take a trip back in time at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm, a living history farm that recreates pioneer life of Texans in the 1800s. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm: 11418 Sprinkle Cut-Off Rd., Austin TX 78454 -- 837-1215

Peer into a one-room schoolhouse, follow the butterfly trail and trail through the “new” prehistoric gardens at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. Zilker Botanical Gardens: 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin TX 78746 -- 477-8672

Swim in the warm artesian waters of Stacy Pool, 445-0304, or dive into the cold spring-fed Deep Eddy Pool. On Friday nights in the summer, lay back and float beneath the stars while watching a family movie on an outdoor screen at Deep Eddy. Deep Eddy: 472-8546

Musicians, storytellers and an instrument petting zoo highlight Children’s Day Art Park at Symphony Square (June-July). Symphony Square: Red River & 11th St. -- 476-6064

Climb on the cow statues or feed the ducks in a pond at the Arboretum. French Legation: 338-4437

Give a goat a hug in the petting area, take a train ride through the Hill Country, and talk to the animals at the Austin Zoo. Austin Zoo: 10807 Rawhide Trail, Austin TX 78736 -- 288-1490

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