The Edwards Aquifer, Austin’s main source of water, is fed by a variety of underground creeks filtered through a large layer of limestone. You’ll feel as though you’re entering one of this vast ecosystem’s sinkholes when you walk into this dimly lit enclosure—formerly the bathhouse at Barton Springs Pool—where a variety of interactive displays grab kids’ attention. Young visitors can make it rain on the city, identify water bugs, or peer through a periscope at swimmers. Splash! is part of the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center, which has rotating exhibitions—perhaps one on the endangered Barton Springs salamander—and partners with the Austin Nature and Science Center on special educational programs.
Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer
Zilker Park, 2201 William Barton Dr. , Austin, TX, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Zilker Park Hours Tues–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm Transportation Bus: 30 (Barton Creek Square) Phone 512/974-6350 Prices Free admission Web site Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer
MapZilker Park, 2201 William Barton Dr. Austin TX USA Austin
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