This is one of our favorite outdoor museums. It is very interactive as it works like a scavenger hunt where kids find life-like dinosaurs hidden behind trees and fossils next to rocks. The amazing Brachiosaurus is an 85-foot long statue that amazes us. We can only begin to understand how truly massive these animals were.
They offer a picnic area right next to the digging pits. We love to enjoy our food there. Then we play around in the dinosaur shaped playground.
The Dinosaur park is located on Cedar Creek, Texas and is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Make sure to get there by 3:30 if you want to enjoy most of it before they close!
Mexicans celebrate their country’s independence from Spain on September 15th. The MACC keeps that tradition alive with their “Viva Mexico” celebration next Saturday. Attendants will have a taste of food and folklore that surrounds mexican culture. The center is open year round and is dedicated to the preservation, creation, presentation and promotion of the cultural arts of Mexican Americans and Latino cultures.
We have been there many times and absolutely love it! We usually take a sort hike from or to the center which is conveniently located on the path of the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike trail right next to Rainey Street. When we arrive through the trail the first thing we see is the Tejano Music Legends sculpture. It depicts the Perez brothers playing the saxophone and the Ramos brothers engaged in song.
We also love the Caminos Legacy Murals. It was commissioned as a community arts mentorship project lead by J. Muzacs. Many teenage students in the Caminos program painted the mural. It depicts the vibrant community they live in as well as their perspective on the future of their own culture.
The center is open from Monday to Friday from 10am-5:30pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm unless there is an event. Other amazing activities to look forward to is their open invitation to create Dia de los Muertos altars. Check out their web page for more information.
Are you ready to let your kids go to college? Even when they are really young UT grounds are a wonderful place to explore! There is entertainment for everyone, no matter what they like. Take your backpacks, fill your water bottles and lets go!
We like to start our tour in 21st street. There is a great photo opportunity at the littlefield fountain. It is a world war I memorial monument that was completed in 1933. It was built from granite, bronze and limestone. Next to the fountain you can find the Harry Ransom Center. It is a small but very interesting museum. It owns one of the few complete Gutenberg bibles! This are believed to be the first printed books in existence. They also have one of the first photographs. You can have a snack outside the Center and below the trees.
The LBJ Museum and Library is a fun and interactive way to engage children with their history. This enormous building is located in the grounds of UT, next to I35. The exhibits are located in the first, second and tenth floor. Most of them are permanent but they have a few temporary ones that we have loved. The rest of the floors are reserved for the library section.
A short video or a walk around show the most important events of LBJ's life and legacy. In the first floor you can also feel the Johnson treatment by taking a picture.