Looking for some family fun this summer? Look no further. From ice-cream to rock-climbing, Austin Family will help you make the most of your summer with unforgettable experiences.

Kid Fun Museums

Texas Science and Natural History Museum
(formerly Texas Memorial Museum)
UT Campus

Ice Cream Museum
The Domain
(mention ATXFAM15 for 15% discount on your experience)

East Austin

Bob Bullock History Museum
Downtown Austin

Science Mill
Johnson City


Inner Space Caverns

Rock About Climbing
Various locations in area

Family Road Trip

Gaylord Texan

Great Escapes Glamping
Bryan-College Station

Jellystone Park Hill Country
Canyon Lake

McKinney Roughs Nature Park
Cedar Creek

Texas Wine Country Jellystone Park

Animal Adventures


Cameron Park Zoo




Austin Aquarium




Austin Zoo




Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

San Antonio



Indian Springs Ranch




San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio



San Antonio Aquarium

San Antonio



Animal World and Snake Farm

New Braunfels



The Exotic Resort Zoo

Johnson City



The Capital of Texas Zoo

Cedar Creek


Splash Pads


Garey Park Splash Pad

6450 RM 2243


Round Rock

Prete Main Street Plaza Splash Pad

221 Main St.



Quarry Splash Pad

3005 CO RD 175


Cedar Park

Splash Jam Milburn Park

1901 Sun Chase Blvd.



Hutto Co-op District

210 HWY 79E



Falcon Pointe Splash Pad

1813 Tranquility Ln.



Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

1100 Brodie St.


Easton Park Splash Pad

7604 Solari Dr.


East (east of IH 35)

Chestnut Splash Pad

2205 E 16th St.


Rosewood Splash Pad

2300 Rosewood Ave.


Bartholomew Splash Pad

5201 Berkman Dr.


Lott Splash Pad

1180 Curve St.


Metz Splash Pad

2407 Canterbury St.


Central (west of IH35, north of MoPac to 51st St.)

Clarksville Splash Pad

1811 W 11th St.


Bailey Splash Pad

1201 W 33rd St.


Pease Splashpad

1100 Kingsbury St.

Eastwoods Splash Pad

3001 Harris Park Ave.


Liz Carpenter Splash Pad

201 Dawson Rd.

Summer and ice-cream are a natural fit. Austin’s Museum of Ice Cream allows you to connect with your inner kid through endless play and unlimited ice cream. Ride a giant animal cookie, walk through a tunnel of a thousand bananas and jump into the Sprinkle Pool! Designed to be a space for connection with friends and family while creating memories, Museum of Ice Cream is the sweetest spot in Austin this spring. Remember to use code ATXFAM15 to enjoy a 15% discount on your experience.

For an unforgettable animal encounter, Cameron Park Zoo in Waco is your destination! Explore the many recreated natural habitats and get up close with over 1,700 animals from 300 species. Explore the Asian Forest, where endangered orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Komodo dragons roam. And this summer, don’t miss the newest addition: Penguin Shores. Visit www.cameronparkzoo.com for more information.


  1. Embark on a thrilling rock-climbing experience with Rock-About Climbing Adventures! Whether you’re new to climbing or a seasoned pro, Rock-About presents a safe and exhilarating environment for your journey. Rock About offers hiking, sightseeing, camping, and, of course, climbing. Expert guides assist you in scaling heights and share insights into the physical and cultural geography of the climbing destinations. Get set for an unforgettable summer adventure with Rock About Climbing Adventures! Visit www.rock-about.com for more details.

Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, home to the state’s premier water park, can be the ultimate family getaway. Explore the 4-acre indoor garden atrium filled with family activities, then dive into the excitement at Paradise Springs Water Park. Discover lively water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and more at this top-rated Texas waterpark. The 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river complex adds even more fun, including a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, a giant water playhouse, a 600-foot long lazy river and four winding waterslides. www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dalgt-gaylord-texan-resort-and-convention-center.


Nearby in Canyon Lake, Jellystone Park Hill Country campground provides the perfect environment for creating memories with your loved ones. Whether you seek breath-taking adventures or peaceful moments, the Camp-Resort caters to all ages. Dive into the refreshing Water Zone, bounce on the jumping pillow or explore the nearby Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Gruene or enjoy animal adventures, museums, camping, parks and more. Check out the list of activities and make the most of your summer with unforgettable experiences at www.jellystonehillcountry.com.



Seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure? Dart’em Up Dart Tag Games delivers! With trained referees, lively music and a complete arsenal of Nerf blasters, Dart’em Up promises organized chaos and non-stop fun for all ages. Perfect for a birthday bash or a casual hangout with friends, weekend group rates guarantee an affordable, safe but thrilling team-based experience. Walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.dartemup.com to learn more.



Catch the excitement of bat-watching! Witness these captivating creatures up close and marvel at their natural grace. From March until early fall, North America’s largest urban bat population calls Austin home. The bats begin to wake up and start their night flight around sunset when the first few bats begin to trickle out from under the bridge. After the sun sets, the show really begins, and thousands of bats pour out and cascade East over Lady Bird Lake. The best time to witness the bats is around sunset, but the nightly show can last as long as 45 minutes as the bats exit the bridge for the night. Plan to arrive early to find parking.


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