David Brendan Hall

Best Fun Dip Into Environmental Awareness

Barton Springs Splash! Exhibit

There's not much that will coax us out of the clear, cool water of the springs on a hot afternoon. But the call of nature forced us out, and renovations of the facilities necessitated a trip out front, where we stumbled upon this interactive cave of aquifer information. There's an intro movie which gives us the lowdown on the Hill Country aquifer that gives birth to Barton Springs. Then you snake through the cave to get to the games. Pilot a mini-submarine through the aquifer to discover the source of fecal contamination! Test the water quality of area creeks. Your experiment comes complete with light and sound effects! We became so mesmerized that we almost forgot to return to the pool.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

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