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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  • 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 »
  • Man was this place great. So many cool rooms / activities for kids of all ages, big kids too, like me!! Huge tortoises outside, a cool dinosaur dig and very interesting chain reaction ball thingy amon...  more »
  • We took the grandkids, ages 7 & 10, for what we thought would be an hour or two. We were there for almost 5 hours, and they loved every minute. So many interesting hands-on activities covering a wide ...  more »
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  • Nice children's museum! Has several interesting hands-on displays and a small 3D movie theater included with the price of admission. Also, a very reasonably priced gift shop with lots of great science toys. Only downsides are that it's small and didn't take long to see everything and you have to drive to Johnson City, which is over an hour from Austin.
  • What an awesome little gem in the hill country! The stations were neat and actually interesting. LOVED the crawler area for the babes. Can't wait to come back and try the cafe!
  • Amazing Gem in the hill country... Lots of cool events and science hands on learning. It's located on the historic District and next to a Day use National Park LBJ. We love the adjacent cafe with organic food and the play area for kids. Worth the trip to the museum.
  • Love this place, great place to get the kiddos out of the heat and actually learning. My kids had fun and enjoyed many of the exhibits.
  • Fun place for kids, although I would have to say it's for older kids. The food at the cafe it's delicious and fair priced.

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