Guide to Austin Museums
Spend a day learning something new at one of the Austin museums.
Blanton Museum of Art
Find 18,000 works of art from medieval to contemporary.
Timed entrance tickets and reserved online before arriving. Time slots from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Located at 200 MLK Blvd. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $12, youth (13 to 21) are $5 and kids (12 and under) are free. Thursdays admission is free and timed tickets are still required.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
A museum dedicated to Texas history. The IMAX movie theater is open starting early September though the exhibits remain closed.
Located at 1800 Congress Ave. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Advance tickets for IMAX required.
The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria
Explore the outdoor location with contemporary sculpture along Lake Austin.
Located at 3809 W. 35th St. Open Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adult admission (18+) is $10 and kids and seniors are free. Advance tickets required at the time.
The Contemporary at Jones Center
Located at 700 Congress Ave.
A museum dedicated to Mexican and Latinx art and artists.
Located at 419 Congress Ave. Open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $7 and kids (12 and under) are $1.
The hands-on children’s museum is open starting Labor Day weekend. Small groups of 10 will move through the facility that’s divided into zones.
Located 1830 Simond Ave. Open Friday to Monday from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Timed tickets required. Each session is 90 minutes long and entry time slots are every 15 minutes. Admission (2+) is $14.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
Walk through a landscaped garden featuring the sculptures of Charles Umlauf.
Located at 605 Azie Morton Rd. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $7 and students (13 to 17) are $1.
The Pioneer Farm
Explore the 90-acre facility to see what life was in the 1880s Texas. Also find workshops staffed with artisans along with animals.
Located at 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr. Open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $8 and kids 3 to 17 are $6.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Learn about the native plants of Texas in this 284-acre facility. Find 900 different varieties including trees and cultivated gardens. In the spring, it’s a top destination for wildflowers.
Reserved timed entrance tickets online before arriving. Time slots are for two hours.
Located at Open daily at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are required. Adult admission is $12 and youth 5 to 17 are $5.
Texas Military Forces Museum
Learn how Texans contributed to the military from 1823 until present.
Located at 3038 W 35th St. on Camp Mabry. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free
Elisabeth Ney Museum
Learn about the sculptress, Elisabeth Ney who moved to Austin from Germany in 1882. She sculpted many notable pieces, including several on display at the Texas State Capitol.
Located at 304 E. 44th St. Admission is free. Temporarily closed.
LBJ Presidential Library
The archives of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president from Central Texas.
Located at 2313 Red River St. Temporarily closed.
Austin Nature and Science Center
Located at 301 Nature Center Dr. Admission is free. Temporarily closed.
Harry Ranson Center
Located at 300 W. 21st St. Admission is free. Temporarily closed.
The Texas Capital
The Capitol of Texas opened in 1888 and is a top architectural site in Austin.
Located at 1100 Congress Ave. Temporarily closed.
Capitol Visitors Center
Housed in the restored General Land Office, it’s also the location of the Texas Travel Center.
Located at 112 E. 11th St. Temporarily closed.
Texas Governor’s Mansion
Located at 1010 Colorado St. Temporarily closed.
George Washington Carver Museum
Once used as a library, now this building a African-American cultural center and museum.
Located at 1165 Angelina St. Temporarily closed.
- All Austin museums require masks or face coverings.