Museums in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has many great museums where you can learn about Austin or the world. Come visit museums in Austin, Texas to expand your knowledge of the universe!

60.14 Explore UT

60.14 Explore UT

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

Today is literally “Explore UT” day. Checking out the UT campus in general was bound to make the list at one point or another given all that it has to offer, including the tower, Texas Memorial Stadium and its various museums. But the Explore UT event is something else entirely. It’s the “the biggest open house

9.13 “The Rules of Basketball” Exhibit

9.13 “The Rules of Basketball” Exhibit

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

The Blanton Museum of Art currently has a very unique and fun basketball exhibit.  Since we are in the middle of basketball season, now is the perfect time to check it out.  Plus, museums are always good rainy day activities. This unique exhibit combines contemporary works by Paul Pfeiffer as well as a special display

190.12 Celebrate National Fossil Day

190.12 Celebrate National Fossil Day

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

Today is National Fossil Day and the Texas Memorial Museum at the University of Texas is celebrating! Today is a day to celebrate and appreciate the scientific and educational values fossils provide. I happen to find them fascinating, Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies so anything involving fossils perks my interest. Today is

99.12 The Garden Party at Laguna Gloria

99.12 The Garden Party at Laguna Gloria

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Museums, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

The Garden Party is tonight at Laguna Gloria, and it’s your chance for an evening of outdoor fun, mini golf, cupcakes and more. Come explore the beautiful grounds at Laguna Gloria and check out past blog item Art on the Green, an artist/architect-built mini golf course. Bring a picnic to set up and enjoy the

82.12 Evening Under The Stars

82.12 Evening Under The Stars

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Live Music, Museums, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

It would be a crime not to get outside and enjoy this wonderful spring weather. The French Legation Museum is inviting you to enjoy live music under the stars with the Merci Buckets. This is the perfect opportunity for you to bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs and even a cocktail or two as you

269.11 Texas High School Football: More Than Just A Game

269.11 Texas High School Football: More Than Just A Game

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

It’s fall in Texas, which only means one thing — high school football. It’s pretty much a religion, especially in small towns, but that doesn’t mean Austin isn’t also football crazy. A Friday night at House Park is pretty special. And for all of the football lovers in Austin, the Bob Bullock Museum is offering

208.11 Free Thursday at Blanton Museum of Art

208.11 Free Thursday at Blanton Museum of Art

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

After my visit to the CowParade I was feeling inspired by all the talent that was on display, so I thought I would blog on free Thursday at the Blanton Museum of Art. The museum is packed with fun events throughout the day, starting with “New Ways of Seeing Texture.” Families can discover art through

198.11  Ahead of Their Time at ArtHouse

198.11 Ahead of Their Time at ArtHouse

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

Austin has so many art galleries it’s tough to know where to start. I really like ArtHouse. It’s in a great location and the rooftop is a true winner. I was never very artistic, but my best friend was truly gifted, so supporting and being inspired by today’s youth just spoke to me personally. This

188.11 Music Under the Star

188.11 Music Under the Star

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

There’s nothing like finishing a short week with a little live music, especially when it’s free. This popular summer concert series is now in its eighth year, and it’s back for more fun under the star at the Bob Bullock Museum. They’ll have La Sombra tequila-infused tacos, dessert and Honest Tea, all compliments of the

186.11 “Texas First, Texas Best” at Texas Music Museum

186.11 “Texas First, Texas Best” at Texas Music Museum

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

The Texas Music Museum is a great, free way to cool down during this brutal summer. They currently have an exhibit, “Texas First, Texas Best,” which features groundbreaking musicians on the Texas music scene. I figure plenty of Austinites would find this interesting, as we are the Live Music Capital of the World. It’s a

171.11 NASA Space Viewing Event

171.11 NASA Space Viewing Event

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

You guys know how I love anything space-related, and with the end of the shuttle era, I thought this was a really cool opportunity. Hundreds stopped by the Bob Bullock Museum on Sunday to check out the Orion as it made one of its three stops along the road from California to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It leaves

145.11 Mexican Cinema Series at Texas History Museum

145.11 Mexican Cinema Series at Texas History Museum

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

Today’s movie in the park has been cancelled due to the language in the film. But I was enjoying the idea of a free flick, so I thought I would stick with the movie theme.   Tonight is the last of the Mexican Cinema Series at the Texas History Museum. The movies are in Spanish

142.11 Free Summer Concert Series at Bob Bullock Museum

142.11 Free Summer Concert Series at Bob Bullock Museum

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Museums, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

Enjoying sunset at the Bob Bullock Museum with some free music is the perfect way to wind down a weekend. Nothing beats a few drinks and live music under the summer sun. Tonight RoTel and the Hot Tomatoes and Beto y los Fairlanes will be playing. Bringing a camping chair for seating would be a good idea. Coolers

139.11 Third Thursday at Blanton Museum of Art

139.11 Third Thursday at Blanton Museum of Art

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

Thursday is becoming a day devoted to the arts in Austin. Between I Art Congress and this event, it’s getting pretty easy to find something art-related to enjoy every week. The Blanton Museum of Art is a massive place on the University of Texas campus. In fact, it’s one of the largest university art museums

 106.11 South First Art Walk

106.11 South First Art Walk

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Museums, Things To Do In Austin

I needed a break from concerts today and this was the perfect alternative. It’s also in my neck of the woods, which is good. An afternoon art walk sounds oddly appealing, and it’s all about showcasing local artists and local businesses. Each location along the art walk will have different artists. They’ll have music, food,