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Frequently Asked Questions

Austin Nature & Science Center

The Austin Nature & Science  Center (ANSC) is open 9-5 Monday – Saturday;   12-5 on Sunday.

The ANSC is located in Northwest Zilker Park, off Stratford Dr. See Map


  • Take Barton Springs Rd. into Zilker Park
  • Turn north onto Stratford Dr. within Zilker park. (Stratford Dr. is the street between the Zilker Botanical Gardens and the Rock Island field.) 
  • Follow Stratford Dr. around until you see the Mopac overpass. 
  • The ANSC Parking is under the overpass.
  •  Walk across Stratford Dr. to the entrance of the ANSC, on the West side of MoPac.