Upcoming Events

December 2019

December 11, 2019 | 10am

Homeschool Day at the Science Mill- Coding

Science Mill

The Science Mill’s monthly Homeschool Day focuses on careers in Coding! In hands-on activities, students will be scientists at Mission Control and “drive” the NASA Rover, code their own adventures in Minecraft, and try the Harry Potter and the Magic of Coding challenge. Age-based Learning Labs include a coding obstacle course, Scratch animation and designing and coding an app to control EZ Robot. Homeschool activities will run 10am-2pm, the museum will be open 10am-4pm. Plus, students can explore the museum’s 50+ unique exhibits and see “Incredible Predators 3D”.  Admission: 0-2 years old – free, 3-18 (or with student ID) $9.50, Adults $11, Seniors (65+) $9 and Military $5.50. Learning Lab $5

December 13, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.

Austin Ghost Tours at Pioneer Farms

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Ghosts, apparitions and things that go bump in the night will be the featured topic for exclusive nighttime ghost tours at Pioneer Farms. Join us for this Friday the 13th special tour. 

From our 1841 Tonkawa Encampment and 1866 German Emigrant Farm to our 1878 Texian Farm and 1886 Cotton Planter’s Farm, each location is filled with genuine artifacts and historical items that contribute to the lively spirit activity that has been documented on our grounds.

In each area you can step back in time and experience Texas history first-hand — and maybe even catch a glimpse of the people who have long since passed on, and yet somehow still remain.

These tours are in the dark and all about ghosts, hosted by Austin's one and only Austin Ghost Tours. Ghost sightings, unexplained events disembodied voices are all common occurrences at Pioneer Farms. Mark your calendars for this not-to-miss nighttime experience, in a place with a documented history of ghosts, apparitions and other unexplained sightings.

 If you are afraid of ghosts, DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR.

Buy your tickets now to ensure you get a spot! https://www.pioneerfarms.org/paranormal

December 14, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.

Christmas on the Prairie

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

Celebrate the holidays 1800s style during Christmas on the Prairie at Pioneer Farms. Step into the past and experience the sights and sounds of holidays gone by. Our three historic homesteads and 1899 village will be decorated for the holidays and filled with Christmas spirit! Historical crafts, ornament making, treats, and music await visitors in our historic homesteads. A caroling hayride will take visitors from home to home. Great for all ages! For two Saturdays only-- December 7th & December 14th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Crafts, treats, and holiday demonstrations included in the price of general admission. $8 Adults & $6 Youth/Seniors. Children 2 and under free.

December 18, 2019 | 5:30 pm

#DrinkingAboutMuseums–December Happy Hour


Join us for Austin Museum Partnership's December Happy Hour.
New location! We are moving Happy Hour around, and this month we will be at The Brewtorium.
The AMP's monthly #DrinkingAboutMuseums Happy Hour is a low-key networking opportunity for museum professionals to meet and collaborate.
-Come talk shop, and hear about upcoming exhibits and programs at other local museums.
-Catch up on the up-and-coming trends and issues in the museum world.
-Troubleshoot with others and ask for advice.
-Learn about job opportunities, or discuss partnership ideas.