Museum in motion

Austin Children's Museum
The Statesman reports that the Austin Children’s Museum has signed a deal to move to Block 21, that’s West Second between Lavaca and Guadalupe, one block north of City Hall and two blocks west of its current location.

I remember going to the old location on West 5th Street in the same complex as Art on 5th as part of a developmental psychology class I was taking at UT. They’ve expanded quite a bit since then and the new space will give them room to do even more. I must say that I’ve been disappointed with the cost a quality of the exhibits though. The family and I checked out the San Antonio Children’s Museum last summer and it was much cooler. I guess a larger city has more funding, but still. We’re headed to Chicago next month, so we’ll see how theirs stacks up.

If you’d like to check out the museum at its current location, the best time to go is Wednesday evenings when admission is by donation as opposed to the usual $5.50 per person over 2-years-old and $3.50 for 1-year-olds, which I think is a little steep. Admission is also free on Sunday from 4-5pm.

Yes, I just got done complaining about how the museum isn’t that great and now I’m telling you how to get in there without paying.

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