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!
During the summer we learned the importance of no-kill shelters in Austin. We visited Austin Pets Alive! And the Austin Animal Center. Both of them have the goal to find a forever home to any pet regardless of age, health, species or breed.
The Austin Animal Center is run by the government but it works with programs and partnerships that help it achieve its goal faster. It even works together with Austin Pets Alive! And Austin Humane Society. Not all dogs and cats are found in the shelters, but most of them are in the foster program. Foster animals are the ones that have temporary homes with amazing people that are willing to keep them safe and healthy until they find their home. This is one of the best ways to help shelters, especially during march through june when they overflow with puppies and kittens.
Everytime we visit, we want to take all of the animals with us!
Every once in a while we like to leave the city behind and immerse in nature. Austin is surrounded by several state parks which are worth the visit whether you want a long nature walk or a camping weekend. Kids love running around the trees and exploring what is ahead. The challenge is fun and rewarding! Today we take a look at two amazing trails we visited during spring break.
San Gabriel River Trail is part of the Goodwater Loop located in Georgetown, just a short drive from Downtown Austin. We started with a breathtaking view of the Georgetown lake where we took a small snack before beginning our hike. The trail runs along the edge of the lake at some points which gave us much more to see.