Hill Country Science Mill, Johnson City

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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, games and programs, the non-profit science museum expands understanding and appreciation of science in everyday life.

Housed in an historic 1880s mill, the Science Mill features more than 40 interactive, world-class exhibits, a 3D theater, and an on-site café. Students can log on after their visit for more information about careers as scientists, engineers, researchers and technology leaders of tomorrow. Visit http://sciencemill.org for information on hours, special events, field trips and summer camps.
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  • We happened upon this by chance while visiting Johnson City, Texas. It is an absolutely amazing place for such a small town. There is something for all ages to do and enter act with. All of the adults...  more »
  • The only reason we didn't rate this place Excellent is that it was just a bit advanced for the 4 and 6 year olds we took. Otherwise, it's amazing! Lots of meaningful hands-on chances to experiment, an...  more »
  • The Science Mill is super cool, the different exhibits appear to engage a wide variety of age ranges, including adults! We went through the first part of the museum fairly quickly, but that last part ...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to spend the day! My infant stayed entertained while my toddler pulled me from exhibit to exhibit, more excited about each new thing. The exhibits are not typical of children's museums, so the novelty added to the buzz. The 3 adults in our party were having more fun engaging with the displays than the kids. Lots of fun!
  • one of the best places to visit near austin if you have kids (small to young adults) - my daughter loves it in-fact we have become a member. The cafeteria is also great. please check out my pictures and videos of the place. It takes about 1.5 hours from Austin but its worth the drive. I wish there were more such places near Austin. They have some cool 3D movies too. When you are in Johnson city don't forget to check out the city - its a neat place
  • We have been around at least 4 countries and Texas' cities (Austin, San Antonio and Houston)) and we always visit kids and science museums and this is one OF THE BEST museum so far. EACH ONE of the displays is amazing. My wife and me (29 y/o both) and my song (6 y/o) expended 45 minutes at one of the displays. One of the best science/kids museum that we have visited in our life. Science Mill is a metropolitan level museum !
  • My boys loved it here! Lots to see and learn and experiment with, both indoors and out. The staff was friendly and helpful. I wish we lived closer!
  • Although it is a long drive for most people, this is a great place to take the kids. It is a great learning and fun environment for the kids.

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