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Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

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Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

We go to Austin every year or more for a long weekend to see the grandkids age 6, 8, 12.

We will (again) go tubing one day. We need something to do on a Sunday in the heat of August for these kids. We will linger with breakfast at the hotel so basically it is rest of day before dinner and hanging out at the hotel pool. So, no more water. Any thoughts other than a movie? Something more educational? Thanks

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1. Re: Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

The new children's museum, The Thinkery: https://thinkeryaustin.org/

The Bob Bullock Museum is well done and has the "Star of Destiny" film, a Disney-esque history of Texas in 22 minutes. http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/

The LBJ Presidential Library is also well done and should have something for all ages http://www.lbjlibrary.org/

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2. Re: Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

I checked those out and thank you. The LBJ museum does not look good for the 6 and 8 yr old and the others look good but we are paying for 7 and that just adds up. Anything that is "reasonably priced" or free in Austin?

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3. Re: Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

http://www.freefuninaustin.com

austintop50.com/p/top-50-things-to-do-in-aus…

http://www.kidevents.com

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=free+kid+activities&find_loc=Austin,+TX

austintex.com/to-do-austin-fun-places-kids-f…

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4. Re: Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

Thank you Georgetimegal

I will need to re read tomorrow as I found a few things. Very helpful. I have air, car, hotels all rented. Friday will be tubing down the San Marcos River and a great Mexican lunch at this fun spot that we just bumped into that turned out to be well known and then to a nice hotel in Austin and rest up from all the water sports, etc. So everything is sort of scheduled to keep these three happy and busy and now all that is left is Saturday and you have given me what I need. Much appreciation.

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5. Re: Something with AC for grandkids in Austin

Dang, TA gives such little time if any to edit. Sorry I misspelled your name!

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