When we've been hit with the "I'm in an animal mood today" declaration from the young one, we head out to Zilker Park and get a load of the wildlife at the Nature Center. The residents are like friends now - the albino raccoon, the barn owls, the snakes - and the trails and pond provide a retreat from the urban scene. We've petted a variety of snakes and furry creatures, too. And while we can't always provide a complete Bambi experience for our young animal enthusiasts, this asylum comes pretty close.
Austin Nature & Science Center
301 Nature Center Dr., 512/327-8180
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