Austin Childrens Museum. A great place to take the kids in Austin! Experience learning through the power of play. Located at: 201 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 472-2499
State Capitol of Texas. Tour Texas' historical and architecturally
unique State Capitol. This is great old fashioned trip for a rainy day. (463-0063).
Those Famous Bats. Between April and October, take a blanket and picnic dinner, and enjoy the spectacle of the Congress Avenue Bats. Watch from an observation area near the Austin American-Statesman on the southeast corner of Congress Avenue and Town Lake.
Wildflower Center. See the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country and enjoy the architecture of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, devoted to Texas native plants and wildflowers. (292-4100) Located at 4801 La Crosse. Bring your inline skates and have some fun on the Veloway - a three mile paved loop for bikes and skates next door to the Wildflower Center.
Central Market. Have lunch at Central Market, an European- style market and restaurant at 4001 North Lamar, with outdoor patio and children's play area. Live music on weekend evenings. (206-1000)
Barton Springs Pool. Swim in the constant 68-degree waters of Barton Springs Pool, a beautiful spring- fed swimming pool close to downtown. Then, take a ride on the Zilker Park mini-train.
Austin Nature Center. Explore the Nature Center, located within Zilker Park, with exhibits on natural history and botany. The most interesting feature is the dinosaur tracks, which are estimated to be 99 million years old. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Relive the pages of Texas history at the interactive exhibits, artifacts, IMAX Theatre. (936-8746)
UT Austin. Take in all the sights on The University of Texas campus, the largest public university in the nation. Home to 50,000 students, the campus is best seen from atop the UT Tower, where tours are available. (475-6633)
Mount Bonnell Park. Ascend all 99 steps to the top of Mount Bonnell to enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline, Lake Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. Be careful with children - there are steep cliffs.