Museums in WACO with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Waco, Texas, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Lone Star State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Waco…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Mayborn Museum

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    (2 miles) Waco

    A terrific collection of fascinating Texan exhibits, as well as cultural, historic and hands-on experiences.

  • Dinosaur World

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    (62 miles) Glen Rose

    The past comes to life with over 150 life size dinosaurs to experience in this outdoor museum, with a fossil dig, museum and dinosaur walk!

  • Planetarium at UT Arlington

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    (82 miles) Arlington

    Enjoy live stargazing and fascinating programs at this state of the art planetarium, located at the University of Texas!

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (84 miles) Fort Worth

    Enjoy a celebration of the women who have shaped the American West in this National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in that yee haw town of Fort Worth!

  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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    (84 miles) Fort Worth

    With fascinating exhibits, a planetarium, and a Children's Museum, this hands-on museum in Fort Worth makes science and history FUN!

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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    (87 miles) Dallas

    A fascinating, moving and educational exhibition all on the life and assassination of that great man - John F. Kennedy - in the location where it supposedly happened.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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    (88 miles) Dallas

    5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.

  • The African American Museum

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    (88 miles) Dallas

    The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate ...

  • Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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    (91 miles) Dallas

    Aviation history for the whole family at this fascinating museum that brings to life the stories from our aviation past - with real life aircraft on display.

  • Thinkery Austin

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    (93 miles) Austin

    Thinkery is the evolution of the new Austin Children's Museum - but still a place where families, fun and science all play together!

  • National Scouting Museum

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    (93 miles) Irving

    The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.

  • Dinosaur Park

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    (99 miles) Cedar Creek

    It's dinosaur time! Kids will love this unique outdoor museum featuring life-size dinosaur replicas all in a natural environment.

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  • Stockyards Station

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    (86 miles) Fort Worth

    Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

  • Cameron Park Zoo

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    (1 miles) Waco

    Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

  • Franklin Drive Thru Safari

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    (53 miles) Franklin

    Animal lovers of the family can spend the day seeing and learning about new animals, and even getting to interact with some on this drive through safari!

  • Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari

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    (54 miles) Copperas Cove

    Families can enjoy over 50 species on the drive thru safari, then pop by the petting zoo to get even closer to the friendlier ones!

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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    (58 miles) Glen Rose

    Come and Discover Fossil Rim; you can see animals living in their near natural environment. Located just one hour and 20 minutes from the DFW area, the ~1700 acres of open spaces lets you interact ...

  • Fort Worth Zoo

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    (82 miles) Fort Worth

    Visit the oldest zoo in Texas, with 16 permanent exhibits, animals from all around the world, a water park and great learning opportunities for kids!

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (85 miles) Dallas

    95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy in Dallas - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    (88 miles) Dallas

    Explore under the oceans at Dallas World Aquarium, with creatures from all across the globe ready to be experienced by kids!

  • Six Flags Over Texas

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    (83 miles) Arlington

    Big thrills and more gentle adventures at this iconic theme park in Texas. Great family fun for all ages!

  • Zero Gravity Thrill Park

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    (93 miles) Dallas

    EXTREME rides for EXTREME families at this Texas thrill park, with rides that will test your bravery to the limit!

  • Legoland Discovery Center

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    (98 miles) Grapevine

    Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas Fort Worth.

  • Sandy lake Amusement Park

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    (99 miles) Carrollton

    Over 20 fun packed rides for kids AND adults in this charming amusement park in Dallas.

  • Summer Fun Water Park

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    (38 miles) Belton

    A cool, fun water park in Belton, Texas featuring a host of activities and slides that kids and their families will love over summer!

  • Splash Bash

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    (56 miles) Cleburne

    An all year round water park with water play, slides, and great water fun for the whole family!

  • Pirates Cove Fun Zone

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    (66 miles) Burleson

    Arrr…..it be a fantastic pirate themed outdoor water park for kids! Set sail for Pirates Cove Fun Zone and pirate Texas-style!

  • Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

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    (70 miles) South Mansfield

    A fun Hawaiian themed water park for the whole family to enjoy on those hot Texas days! Rides, wave pools, and lots of family fun to be had!

  • Bahama Beach

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    (80 miles) Dallas

    Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

  • Hawaiian Falls Pflugerville

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    (83 miles) Pflugerville

    Cool down in summer in Hawaiian Falls latest waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas!

  • Hurricane Harbor

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    (84 miles) Arlington

    Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!

  • Volente Beach

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    (89 miles) Leander

    This waterpark has it's own sandy beachfront and has attractions that include water slides, tube slides, and a kids activity pool for the younger members of the family.

  • NRH2O Family Water Park

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    (90 miles) North Richland Hills

    17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!

  • Kiddo Kingdom

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    (36 miles) Temple

    Super fun bounce houses, birthday parties and an ice cream parlor! A family friendly indoor play center for kids of all ages - good old fashioned Texas style!

  • Zoomerang

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    (46 miles) Killeen

    Come play in our 12,000 sq ft play facility with 9 huge inflatable attractions including a 24 foot tall dual lane slide, an obstacle course, bounce houses, moonwalks, themed jumpers, and 4 large ...