Austin might have an international reputation for first-rate events and an acclaimed music scene—think SXSW or ACL—but it’s also an excellent city for families. Temperate weather, a plethora of outdoor activities, and a thriving arts community mean that you can always find something to do.
As you might expect from a growing metropolitan area, Austin boasts top-notch parks, zoos, and the always-necessary children’s museum. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find more unique attractions: The younger crowd will have a blast checking out one of the country’s best toy museums, learning about the difference between stalagmites and stalactites in an underground cavern, and watching 1.5 million bats fly from a downtown bridge.
Behold, here are 30 kid-friendly activities in Austin that will please locals and visitors alike. Know of something we missed? Leave a comment below; this map will be continually updated.
Traveling to other cities with your kiddos? Don’t miss Curbed’s maps of the best family activities in Washington, D.C., Boston, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and New York City.
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