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McKenna Childrens Museum New Braunfels

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McKenna Childrens Museum
801 W. San Antonio St
New Braunfels
TX
78130
Tel: 830 606 9525

Directions

Set your GPS for 801 W. San Antonio, or you can just look for all the kids in their space suits shooting to the moon!

Where are we going today?

If you visit the McKenna Childrens Museum we're afraid you will have to follow the one golden rule....Make sure you PLAY with everything!

The museum is not like others you may have gone to in the past, with "Do Not Touch" and "Stay Off" signs everywhere.  Here, them museum is designed for you!

There are a host of exhibits covering topics such as space, the great outdoors, and even towns and cities.

Ever wanted to be an astronaut and head out into the unknown?  Your imagination will run wild here as you put on your very own space suit, and make you way through the launch pad and onto the spaceship.  Do you think you can successfully complete the mission?

Perhaps you want to take a stroll about town?  Maybe drive the ambulance to someone who needs help, or visit the local bank and chat to the teller - even visit your local store and pick up some products?

Love camping?  Come on then! Sit around the campfire with your horses enjoying the sounds of nature...use your imagination to hear the crickets, and the waves of the river. 

Once you have finished inside you can head outside to the colorful playground, complete with an entertaining water table, and very unique climber!  You can even show off your musical skills on their music making activities. 

Just make sure you take your creativity and imagination along with you!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsLabor Day - Memorial Day $5.50 (Ages 12mths and up) / $7.50 other days
  • Childrensame as adult
  • Free Under: 12
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm

Closed Sundays, and major holidays.

Teachers corner

The museum very much welcome field trips, so just give them a call about specific activities. They accept groups weekdays for a maximum of two hours..

I'm Hungry!

Yum! Any rumbling tummies can head to the cafe for tasty (and kid friendly!) treats. The cafe is open weekdays 11am - 2pm. Unfortunately no outside food or drink is allowed in the museum exhibit areas. There are, however lunch tables and picnic tables in the cafe if you want to bring your own food. .

Any Top Tips?

Celebrate good times, come on! The museum can host your birthday party for you to celebrate your big day! There are three birthday packages to choose from. .

Baby Facilities

There are baby changing stations inside each bathroom for your use.

What people are saying?

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    Clean, fun. Kids can really get into everything here. We always enjoy coming. And we also like that there is no food allowed, and we can leave and come back.

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    Our kids (3.5 and 1) really enjoyed this "museum", for three hours -- and it's a miracle to get our kids to enjoy anything for more than three minutes. There were multiple play areas, including a well-stocked pretend supermarket with kid-sized shopping carts, checkout lanes, etc.

    If forced to name a complaint, I would say the parking lot is a little small. We arrived early and found only two spots available.

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    Pros:
    I really loved the setup of the children's museum. There was a car kids could paint, a plant area, hospital area, farm area, space area, old-time school area, art area, grocery area and camping area. The museum was complete with outfits kids could dress up in for a more realistic imagination experience in each of the areas. At the end, each child received a sticker and pencil which was a BIG hit.

    Cons: I was glad I took my daughter there once, but at an entrance fee of $7, it isn't a weekly destination.

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    I actually liked both Austin and Waco's better. However, that isn't what matters.. the Kindergardner loves this place way more than the other two. I still haven't figured out why, but it is what it is. Nice mix of things listed in descending order of interest: outside: water exhibit, giant tinker toy like things, climbable animal statues. Inside: working ATM and bank with play money with store and farm house next store, general pinned in baby play area, interactive stomping video game, medical lab, camping gear and cave, and space exhibit.

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    My children live this place.recommend bringing the kids here

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