Upcoming Events

April 2019

April 19, 2019 | 10:00AM

Butterfly Bonanza

Science Mill

Celebrate Earth Day (a few days early) with the Science Mill! Release a butterfly (while supplies last) in the brand new Aquaponics Greenhouse, and experience the beauty of a working aquaponics system. Be surrounded by stunning butterflies, all fluttering through a system of fish, plants and microbes working together to create healthy food, and play a round of Greenhouse Bingo! Plus, visit a freshly planted butterfly garden in the museum’s Science & Art Park and see a special showing of Flight of the Butterflies 3D.

April 24, 2019 | 10 am

Meet a Meteorite

Texas Memorial Museum

A program for children ages 2-5 years in The Niche at TMM

FREE with paid regular admission! No registration required.

• Outer Space Story Time • Sing-a-long • Hands-on Learning Activity • Space-themed Craft

April 25, 2019 | 6:30 PM

“City in a Garden” book talk with author Andrew Busch

Austin History Center

Author, professor, and former Austin resident Andrew M. Busch, PhD, will be speaking about his new book, “City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth Century Austin, Texas” (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) at the Austin History Center on Thursday, April 25. Busch traces Austin’s development through the twentieth century and asks readers to consider the social ramifications of sustainable urban development. Austin’s story helps us to understand the limits of liberal public policies as they apply to racial discrimination and segregation. The talk should be of interest to city planners, environmentalists, and people interested in Austin’s history and future. There will be ample time for a community discussion about the book as well as about Austin’s contemporary development. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

April 27, 2019 | 10am

Texas Independence Walking Tours

Save Austins Cemeteries

Join us for a free walking tour at historic Oakwood Cemetery featuring interesting stories on "residents" who helped Texas win its independence from Mexico 1835-1836 plus displays of the flags and paintings from the events that helped form the Texas Republic. Actors will portray heroes from the Texas Revolution battles, survivors of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre,  and founders of the Republic of Texas. The 45-minute tours are family-friendly and free, but donations are gladly accepted to fund preservation projects. Tours start every ~30 minutes 10am-1pm near the newly restored Oakwood chapel. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.

April 27, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Rosa Nussbaum: Horizonland

Women & Their Work

Join us for the opening reception of Horizonland, new work by Rosa Nussbaum. Born and raised in Europe, Rosa Nussbaum’s Horizonland is informed by her recent years in Texas. Unable to drive and finding herself as a passenger in a car, Nussbaum reflects upon this dependent and passive relationship to consider how public space in Texas is often imagined as a place for mobile private space. The exhibition is structured as a kind of theme park, using sculpture, performance, video, and a slideshow to explore how the car becomes a lens that focuses and reshapes the world around her. Like one big refracted eye, the vast expanse of the windshield frames her vision as she is surrounded yet disconnected in this membrane of metal.