To Do: Visit A Museum

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1. LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705-5737
* currently closed due to COVID-19*

2. Thinkery – perfect for the kiddos!
1830 Simond Ave Austin, Texas 78723
View all of the exhibits here.

3. The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
See the current exhibits here.

4. Texas Military Forces Museum
2200 West 35th St. Austin, TX 78703
See 45,000 square feet of Military uniforms, weapons, tanks, artillery, aircraft, helicopters and more!

5. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
605 Azie Morton Road Austin, TX 78704
It’s close to Zilker Park and offers monthly get-togethers such as: Picnic in the Garden, Garden Parties, and much more.
Learn about the events coming up here (including a summer camp for the kids!)

6. The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria
3809 W 35th St. Austin, TX 78703
Check out their events here

7. Elisabet Nay Museum
304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751
The historic home and studio of Elisabet Ney, a wildly iconoclastic German sculptor who moved to Austin in 1882. Admission is free.

8. Harry Ransom Center
*Temporarily closed due to COVID-19*
300 West 21st Street Austin, Texas 78712
The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

9. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
10621 Pioneer Farms Drive Austin, Texas 78754
The Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms is a living history museum that interprets and preserves the histories and cultures of Central Texas during the 19th century.

10. Museum of the Weird
412 East 6th St Austin, TX  78701
The mission Steve had in mind when opening the Museum of the Weird was not only to preserve this disappearing part of Americana — the dime museum, the sideshow, and roadside attractions — but also to give people the chance to wonder again. 

11. CAMBIAart Tours
6448 E Hwy 290 Suite A 102 Austin, TX 78732
*appointment only visitations due to COVID*

12. Mexic-Arte Musem
419 Congress Ave Austin, TX, 78701
The Mexic‐Arte Museum is dedicated to enriching the community through education programs, exhibitions, and the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture for visitors of all ages.

13. Neil-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel St. Austin, TX 78705
Just a few minutes’ walk from the UT-Austin campus, we steward the city’s 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin’s only intact slave quarters.

14. Texas Toy Museum
314 1/2 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Toy Museum is a museum organized to collect, preserve, display and educate the community on the historic significance and cultural impact of rare and vintage toys.

15. Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78705
In the early 1930s, James E. Pearce, The University of Texas at Austin Chair of Anthropology, later named the museum’s first director, and A. Garland Adair, department historian for the Texas American Legion, joined forces to establish a state museum. They wanted the museum to contribute to the conservation of the historic treasures of Texas and also to the educational system of the state. With this joint effort, the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM) was born.

16. The Contemporary Austin- Jones Center
700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The Contemporary Austin, originally known as the Austin Museum of Art, is Austin, Texas’s primary contemporary art museum, consisting of two locations and an art school.

17. South Austin Museum of Popular Culture
*temporarily closed due to COVID-19*
6416 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

18. George Washington Carver Musem
*templorarily closed due to COVID-19*
165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

19. Texas Music Museum
1009 East 11th Street Austin, TX 78702   
The Texas Music Museum collects and preserves artifacts, documents and reference material surrounding the diverse traditions of Texas music, and utilizes these collections in the presentation of exhibits, educational programs, and performances.

20. Ao5 Gallery
3005 S Lamar Blvd Ste C-110B, Austin, TX 78704
“Ao5 Gallery is Austin’s largest contemporary art gallery, and has been committed to bringing a wide selection of accessible fine art to Austin since 1998. The gallery has artists from six of the seven continents. We are constantly changing our display of featured artists to attract new visitors and keep the gallery fresh.”

21. Austin Rock and Roll Car Musem
4117 Commercial Center Dr, Austin, TX 78744
Tons of cars to explore, a great place to take the family!

23. Art for the People Gallery
1711 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Laid-back, independent gallery providing a wide range of original works from over 120 local artists

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