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Museums

Austin Children’s Museum 201 Colorado St. 472-2499. Its mission is to inspire the joy of learning. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tue. to Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun. $4.50, free under age 2. Free general admission 5 to 8 p.m. Wed. and 4 to 5 p.m. Sun. www.austinkids.org. 




Austin Museum of Art 823 Congress Ave. 477-0766. Exhibits focus on 20th-century American, Latin American and Caribbean art. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tue. to Sat. (open until 8 p.m. Thu.), noon to 5 p.m. Sun. www.amoa.org.  


Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art 23rd and San Jacinto. 471-7324. This University of Texas attraction has emerged as one of the foremost university art museums in the country with more than 14,000 works of art spanning the history of Western civilization. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu., 1-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. www.blantonmuseum.org.





Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave. 936-TSHM (8746). Three floors of exhibits dedicated to the passion, perseverance and plain old gumption that define the spirit of the Lone Star State. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. to Sat., noon to 6 p.m. Sun. Under 18 admitted free to general exhibit areas. Single venue tickets $3.50 to $6.50. Combination packages for access to exhibits and theaters $3.50 to $12.50. www.TheStoryofTexas.com. 


Creative Research Laboratory. Ongoing exhibitions of artwork by University of Texas students. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free.  2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 322-2099.




George Washington Carver Museum 1165 Angelina St. 472-4809. African-American neighborhood history collection of artifacts, videos, photographs and oral histories. Free (donations accepted). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tue. to Thu., noon to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat.  


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 2313 Red River St. 916-5137. Displays related to the Johnson presidency, the 1960s and the programs of the Great Society. “The White House in Miniature,” which is a miniature recreation of the White House complete with Christmas decorations, runs through Feb. 16. Also through Feb. 16, 2004, “Seasons Greetings: Christmas from the White House,” which features presidential Christmas cards and gifts dating back to the 1870s. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.



French
Legation Museum
802 San Marcos St. 472-8180. The oldest frame structure in Austin, built in 1841 by the representative of the French government to the Republic of Texas, now operates as a fully furnished house museum. Its landscaped grounds available for special events and weddings. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tue. to Sun. www.frenchlegationmuseum.org. 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 2313 Red River St. 916-5137. Displays related to the Johnson presidency, the 1960s and the programs of the Great Society. “The White House in Miniature,” which is a miniature recreation of the White House complete with Christmas decorations, opens Nov. 11 and runs through Feb. 16. Also through Feb. 16, 2004, “Seasons Greetings: Christmas from the White House,” which features presidential Christmas cards and gifts dating back to the 1870s. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm
11418 Sprinkle Cut-Off Road. 837-1215. Authentic clothing and 19th century activities. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Wed., 1 to 5 p.m. Sun. $5 adults, $4 children, free ages 3 and under. www.pioneerfarm.org. 




Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 2313 Red River St. 916-5137. Displays related to the Johnson presidency, the 1960s and the programs of the Great Society. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.


O. Henry Museum 409 E. Fifth St. 472-1903. This Queen Anne-style cottage was the home of the popular short story writer from 1893 to 1895. Noon to 5 p.m. Wed. to Sun. Free (donations accepted). www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/ohenry.htm 

Mexic-Arte
Museum
419 Congress Ave. 480-9373. Mexican, Latino and Latin American art center. The current exhibit through May 3, “Stories Your Mother Never Told You,” features art by Celia Muñoz. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. to Thu., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat. $3 adults, $1 seniors and students. www.main.org/mexic-arte




Elisabet Ney Museum 304 E. 44th St. 458-2255. The restored former studio of a German-born sculptor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed. to Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun. Free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney/html


Republic of Texas Museum 510 E. Anderson Lane. 339-1997. A scavenger hunt and hands-on children’s area, “Great Grandma’s Back Yard,” and restored 1936 centennial dioramas are the focus of this Daughters of the Republic collection. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. to Fri., Sat. by appointment. $2 adults, $1.50 seniors, $1 members and students.




2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 431.8pt">Texas Memorial Museum 2400 Trinity St. 471-1604. The University of Texas’ permanent natural history exhibit of dinosaur bones, rocks, gems, minerals and Texas wildlife. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 1 to 5 p.m. Sun. Closed on major holidays. Free. www.tmm.utexas.edu.


2.5in 3.0in 3.5in 4.0in 4.5in 5.0in 5.5in 431.8pt">Texas Military Forces Museum 2200 W. 35th St. 406-6916. Artifacts from the military forces of Texas from the Revolution to the present. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed. to Sun. Free (donations accepted). www.kwanah.com. 




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