Sheffield Education Center

The Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center is home of the Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer exhibit and The Soul of Austin exhibit

Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer

The Splash! exhibit offers a fun and exciting learning experience deep inside a simulated limestone cave. Multimedia displays and interactive exhibits demonstrate how the aquifer was formed and how it maintains its average daily flow of 32 million gallons of water at Barton Springs. The endangered Barton Springs salamander and other native aquatic species on display illustrate the diversity of life dependent on the water quality of local springs, creeks and rivers. Visitors can also investigate how their routine activities can impact local water quality while learning about water quality testing.

The Soul of Austin.

Explore the human history of Austin’s world famous Barton Springs starting 8,000 years ago all the way through to the discovery of the Barton Springs Salamander.

Coming soon..

Salamander Springs.



2201 Barton Springs Rd. (map)


Mon- ClosedTues-Sat 10:00-5:00pmSunday 12:00-5:00pm