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Free Museums

When you have spent all your money on holiday shopping, why not kill some time at one of the many great museums in Austin. While the kids might not always think it’s as cool at Main Event, you can feel good about giving them and educational experience. Don’t be shy about giving them a small donation.

Austin History Center

Location : 810 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78701

Austin Nature & Science Center

Location: 301 Nature Center Dr. Austin, TX 78746

Austin Fire Museum

Location: 401 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

O. Henry Museum

Location: 401 E 5th St. Austin , TX 78701

The Texas Capitol
Location: 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Elisabet Ney Museum

Location: 304 East 44th St. Austin,

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
Location: 1165 Angelina St. , Austin, TX

Emma S Barrinetos Mexican American Cultural Center

Location: 600 River St., Austin,TX 78701

Harry Ransom Center
Location: 21st and Guadalupe St. Austin, TX

Texas DPS Museum & Research Center

Location: 5805 N. Lamar Blvd., Building A, Lobby, Austin, TX
Texas DPS Museum & Research Center


Texas Governor’s Mansion

Location: 1010 Colorado St., Austin,TX 78701

Hours: Free guided tours are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and select Saturdays.
From 2pm – 4pm. Tours last 30 minutes. Must reserve your spot for the tour, one week in advanced.

Texas Military Forces Museum

Location: 2200 West 35th St. Bldg.6 , Austin, TX

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