4. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
This museum bringing children into contact with the natural world via a range of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Inside, children can browse and touch natural history collections including mammal skins, minerals, sea shells and fossils. Outside they can explore gardens where fragile indigenous eco-systems have been preserved so that future generations can experience Texas at its wildest. Walking trails lead you through vibrant butterfly gardens, native plant exhibits and carefully-designed bird gardens. If you have the nerve the snake exhibit brings you face to face with non-venomous snakes and teaches you how to treat bites.