Science Mill | Kids Out and About Austin

Science Mill

Discover the fun of science at the Science Mill in Johnson City! This family destination offers a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge exhibits and educational programs, the museum expands understanding and appreciation of science in everyday life. Housed in an historic 1880s mill, the Science Mill features more than 50 interactive, world-class outdoor and indoor exhibits. Visit to learn more and plan your visit.

The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs, the Science Mill expands students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their curiosity and inspiring them to pursue post-secondary education, the Science Mill experience starts students on the path to a life-long career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Museum, Hands-on, Exhibits, Events

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Science Mill's Explorer Zone

The Science Mill is taking the museum experience online! Head to the Explorer Zone for a weekly STEM video series, hands-on science and interactive games. Join Science Mill staff for virtual field trips to the museum’s 50+ exhibits, then try an activity together and explore connections to STEM careers. At the Explorer Zone, you'll find step-by-step activity sheets, Career Connections resources and bonus videos and games. Please join the Science Mill email list to be notified of new shows and resources, and please help us spread the word! 

Science - STEM - General
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