Category: Explore

Explore the world around you to keep your brain well-fed. Put This in Your Brain offers educational resources, field trip ideas, city-based educational guides, and ideas for family friendly fun in Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, New Orleans, and more! Reference one of our handy city guides, or print a field trip and lesson plan and hit the road. Learning happens everywhere!
“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon

Science Mill: Hands-on Science Fun in the Texas Hill Country

If you’re looking for a fun, educational way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, then look no further than the Science Mill. Located in Johnson City, the Science Mill is just a short drive from both Austin and San Antonio making it the perfect spot for Central Texas families to enjoy an afternoon of interactive science fun.

Housed in a refurbished, historic mill, the Science Mill is a STEM-focused museum filled with hands-on exhibits that include art, technology, computer programming, and more. With a wide variety of things to see and do, the entire family will find themselves having a blast at this hill country educational gem.

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Explore the National Parks for Free!

Are you looking for a fun family trip this summer? With the Every Kid in a Park Program, all 4th graders and their families get free entrance to national parks for a year! Enjoy a full year of visiting some of the most beautiful parks, lands, and waters in the United States.

How to Get a Free National Parks Pass

Simply visit, click “Get a Pass” and complete the online registration. You will be able to print your pass immediately. The pass is available for all 4th grade (or homeschool equivalent) students.

For parks that charge an entrance fee, the Every Kid in a Park pass allows free entry for the student and all children under 16, and up to 3 adults.

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