John Leach

Best Party Place


Relocated from Downtown to a spiffy new spot in the Mueller development, Austin’s next-gen children’s museum combines fun with forward-thinking. This sun-bright, bilingual museum nourishes the mind with inventive exhibits, classes exploring culture and science (kids will love getting hands-on with water currents, and parents will appreciate the installed blowdryers), and reasonably priced party packages with themes like dinos, makers, robots, rockets, and more. The body gets a boost at the Thinkery, as well: A healthy lifestyle is subtly promoted throughout, from the second-floor “farmers’ market” to the on-site Snap Kitchen nibbles, and the outdoor playscape is so cool, you’ll wish you were still pint-sized, too.

1830 Simond, 512/469-6200

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