Nerd Taste Of Texas: Celebrate Free Museum Day

The Smithsonian Magazine is bringing back their well loved and appreciated Free Museum Day, on September 21, 2019. Museums and cultural institutions around Austin, Texas are also getting into the spirit.

So here is a small list of Museums in Austin, Texas that are participating in the program, and even some that have free admission year round!

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

    Re-Named after Helen Hayes, the former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was founded in 1982 to keep safe and showcase the native plants of the USA landscape.

    Attendees are introduced to over 284 acres of property covered with over 800 native Texas plants!

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
    4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739

    Hours:
    9:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Sunday
    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $12, and Children are $6.

    Mexic-Arte Museum

    Visitors of all age can come and learn about contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin-American culture, art and traditions at the Mexic-Arte Museum.

    Their exhibits currently include a Día de los Muertos Community Altar, showcasing the historical and religious holiday. The museum also has exhibits commenting on the current discussions in the world relating to immigration reform and the death penalty.

    Mexic-Arte Museum
    419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Monday through Thursday
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Friday through Saturday
    12:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Sunday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $7, Students/Seniors $4, and Children are $1.

    Neill-Cochran House Museum

    In existance only 20 years less then Austin itself, the Neill-Cochran House Museum showcases a much simpler and earlier time for Austin.

    The grounds has room on displays, and controversially, but definitely something that should be seen is the last surviving living/work space for slaves within Austin.

    Neill-Cochran House Museum
    2310 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705

    Hours:
    1:00 p.m. til 4:00 p.m. – Wednesday through Sunday
    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $5, and Students/Seniors/Children $4.

However, if you are looking for a museum to take the family to any day of the year for free, these awesome museums in Austin, Texas are always free!

    South Austin Museum of Popular Culture
    1516B South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

    Hours:
    1:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Thursday through Sunday

    Texas Military Forces Museum
    2200 West 35th St. Blg 6, Austin, TX 78703

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. – Tuesday through Sunday

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