Best of Austin More 2002 Critics Kids Best Cheap Frozen Confection: Sandy's Hamburgers Best Place Where Someone Else's Kid Is Louder Than Yours: Hang Town Grill Best Mom's Best Friend: TIE: HEB; Central Market North Best Bygone Boon to Breeders: Baby Night at Barton Creek Square General Cinema Best Summer Youth Theater: The Vortex Sweetest Bookworms: Staff at Carver Branch Public Library Best Foam for Fake Mustaches: A&W Root Beer Best Nonviolent Toy Store: Zany Brainy Best Way to Make Sure Your Child Is the Next Lyle Lovett (or Toni Price): Thinkery Best Place to Befriend a Cockatoo: J&M Aviaries Best Place to Watch the Sunset: Lone Star Riverboat Friendliest Library Staff: Carver Branch Library Best Hope for World Cup 2014: Austin Soccer Programs Best One-Stop Entertainment Spot in East Austin: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex Best Summer Basketball Camps: West Austin Youth Association Best Tennis Teacher: Lincoln Ward Best Children's Art Classes: The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria Best Educational Day Camp: MasterSchool Best Disneyfied Snapshot of Texas: The Star of Destiny Best Middle School Mentors: TIE: Morgan Goldbarth; Tammy Underwood Most Fun While Learning: Explore UT Best Soggy Movie Viewing: Splash Party Movie Night at Deep Eddy Pool Best Smoke-Free Glow Bowling: Union Underground Best Place to Frolic With Ducks: Downstream From Barton Springs Dog Pool Best Store Pet: Mafesto at Cheapo Records Best Reason to Wear a Coonskin Cap: Bullock Texas State History Museum Best Place for Your Kid to Rock: Natural Ear Music Camp Best Film School for Kids: Center for Young Cinema

2002 › Critics › Kids

Best Inner City Jurassic Park: TIE: Texas Memorial Museum; Austin Nature & Science Center

Thanks to Steven Spielberg, Discovery, and PBS, the allure of fossil finding is deeply ingrained in all American youth. Thanks to the Dino Pits at the Texas Memorial Museum and the Austin Nature Center, junior archaeologists can dig locally for fossils (replicated from ones housed at the TMM), and cries of Eureka! ring out when a tiny pterosaur tidbit is uncovered.

Austin Nature & Science Center
301 Nature Center Dr., 512/327-8180

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity, 512/471-1604

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  1995 › Critics › Kids ›

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More awards for Austin Nature & Science Center

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