6 Best Austin Museums

  • 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin
    Liz Stella - It's the first place you should go to check out art exhibitions! A beautiful building and interior, with vast, blue tile. The building "Austin" by Ellsworth Kelly is one of the essential ATX experiences.
    Ryan Burke - Really cool art in a really cool venue. Located on UT's campus, it's a must see if you appreciate European, Classical, or modern pieces.

    The collection is impressive. Check out their website for active and upcoming exhibits.

    I have only been once, but am willing and would like to go again.

    Parking is on campus, and theres a nearby cafe if you get hungry. Cool spot for a solo trip or go with a group.
    Daniella Latham - A fundamental fixture of Austin - this is a must visit gallery. A wonderfully diverse collection of art set in a soothing and ambient space, with exciting rotating exhibitions, and friendly staff. Blanton cares deeply about not only the local community but also the communities their artists inhabit, and are dedicated to ongoing cultural and educational outreach. If you live in Austin or visit regularly, be sure to become a member - incredibly good value with tons of benefits!
  • 1800 Congress Ave, Austin
    Julie Joyce - A wonderful place to go to learn more about the story of Texas. Three stories means there is lots, and lots to see. There are several different movies that play as you work your way through the exhibits, as well as exhibits that have interactive components . There are exhibits that change throughout the year, so it is a good idea to keep an eye on their calendar of events. There is an IMAX theater that shows Texas themed movies, as well as first run theater movies.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - fantastic place. Great place to watch a IMAX movie too!
  • 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin • Tarrytown
    Julie Joyce - A great nature and science center tucked near Zilker Park with lots of indoor and outdoor activities. Our favorite thing to check out is all the rescue animals and they almost all have signs telling you why they are there. There is a large sand pit where you can dig for fossils and many trails for self guided tours.
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - There is a large sand pit where kids can dig for fossils
  • 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin • South Austin
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - 60+ tons of junk was used to make this place......local and unique.... so Austin.
  • 2200 W 35th St, Austin • Tarrytown
    Dagan Martinez-Vargas - Located on Camp Mabry base is a place full of tanks for kids to check out.
  • 1506 Century Oaks Terrace 128, Austin • The Domain
    Cindy Hawkins - This is a fun place! LEARN all about ice cream and its history across 12 multi-sensory installations. PLAY in the world famous sprinkle pool and ride on the animal cookie carousel!