Austin Museum Day

Austin Museum Day, September 17, 2017

Austin Museum Day is Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at Austin-area museums!

Click the map markers to find museums in your neighborhood! Select “details” to see museum hours and activities.

Read more about the museums in the Austin Chronicle

Participating Museums:

  • Art.Science.Gallery.
  • Austin History Center
  • Austin Nature & Science Center
  • Austin Toy Museum
  • Austin Woman’s Club / Chateau Bellevue
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Briscoe Center for American History
  • Brush Square Museums
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
  • Dougherty Arts Center
  • Elisabet Ney Museum
  • German-Texan Heritage Society
  • Harry Ransom Center
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • Landmarks
  • LBJ Presidential Library
  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • Pioneer Farms
  • Save Austin’s Cemeteries / Oakwood Cemetery
  • Science Mill
  • Sheffield Education Center
  • South Austin Museum of Popular Culture
  • Texas Capitol Visitors Center
  • Texas Dept. of Public Safety Museum & Research Center
  • Texas Historical Commission
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Memorial Museum
  • Texas Military Forces Museum
  • Texas Music Museum
  • Texas State Capitol
  • Texas Wendish Heritage Museum
  • The Contemporary Austin
  • The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail
  • Thinkery
  • UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
  • Waller Creek Conservancy
  • Women & Their Work

Download the Austin Museum Partnership app for access to museum information all year long!

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AMD Instagram Photo Contest:

Participate in the Austin Museum Day Instagram contest for a chance to win great prizes. The contest is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17.

To play:

  1. Follow @TxHistComm and @austinmuseums on Instagram
  2. Take a photograph at one of the participating Austin Museum Day institutions
  3. Post it to your Instagram (make sure your profile is public!)
  4. Tag the participating institution and #MuseumDay2017

Multiple submissions are allowed. Contest closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17; submissions posted after 9 p.m.will not be included. A total of 3 winners—1st through 3rd places—will be selected by a panel of judges that include staff from Texas Historical Commission and Austin Museum Partnership. Prizes to be announced. Winners will be announced the week following the contest.

Submitted photos may be re-posted by the Texas Historical Commission and Austin Museum Partnership, and may also be included in future outreach materials from both organizations. Winners of last year’s contest may submit photos, but are not eligible to win this year.

Austin Museum Day 2017 is made possible through support from

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