Looking for something to do that's more interactive than a movie and a little more educational than mini golf? Venture over to your favorite local museum for some culture, education, and, above all, fun!

Austin is a hub for history, art, and music, so it should come as no surprise that the city has a fair share of great museums. We've compiled a list of the must-see museums in Austin where you can experience art, music, history, family fun, and nostalgia with a unique Austin twist. 

Blanton Museum of Art

When your city is full of artsy people, you can count on having an array of art museums nestled throughout. Although there are many art museums in Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art boasts one of the biggest collections in the city.

The museum itself is a work of art as it showcases beautiful architecture and permanent installations among the standard paintings and sculptures. Check out the Blanton Museum of Art to experience a collection of culture and masterpieces like no other. 

Texas Music Museum

The only thing more synonymous with Austinites than their love for all things weird is their love for music. Over the years, this little city has helped its fair share of musicians get their start and has even been named the music capital of the world.

The Texas Music Museum covers 14 genres of music and over 60 different Texas artists, so no matter what style of music you listen to, there's something here for you. Check out the artists who changed Texas music forever at the Texas Music Museum!

Bob Bullock Texas History Museum 

Was history always your favorite subject in school? Are you filled with random historical facts, that everyone needs to know? Sounds like you need to visit the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and learn how the great state of Texas came to be.

This museum is also known for its iconic giant "lone star" right outside of the building. Feed your taste for Texas knowledge and look for the biggest star in the Lone Star State! 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

What president was born in Texas, went to school in San Marcos ,and has a library in Austin? The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson! This 10-story library is packed to the brim with historical documents, an extensive archive collection, and tons of LBJ presidential memorabilia.

Visitors travel from all over the world to see the rotating exhibits that celebrate LBJ's legacy. Take a step back in time and visit the LBJ library and learn about the impact he had on American history.

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Keeping children entertained can be a challenging feat. Keeping children entertained while also educating them is almost unheard of. Unless, of course, you're taking a trip to The Thinkery.

This museum is dedicated to teaching children the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. By giving children a hands-on experience, the Thinkery promotes development in all children. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the kiddos!


We all know a movie buff, comic nerd, or nostalgia addict. In fact, some of us might fall into one of these categories. If so, you might want to venture down to the Modo Gallery located in the heart of downtown Austin.

The Mondo Gallery showcases artwork inspired by all things nostalgia including Disney, Game of Thrones, Universal Monster, and Marvel. Let your geek flag fly high and check out the Mondo Gallery for a trip down memory lane. 

Whether you're looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or just want to expand your knowledge, a museum is never a bad option. Since Austin is a historic city filled with culture, revolutionary people, and beautiful artwork, finding a great museum is inevitable.

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