2013 Holiday Museum Crawl

2013 holidaycrawl

Enjoy festive music, hot beverages, special discounts and a prize drawing!

‘Tis the season to shop local, and Austin’s Cultural Campus is offering a shopping event to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Downtown Austin is a cultural destination, where unique shops within walking distance of one another offer museum-quality gifts that allow you to make meaningful purchases that support art, history and science in your city.

The Blanton Museum of Art, Bullock Texas State History Museum, Harry Ransom Center, LBJ Presidential Library, Texas Memorial Museum, and the Visual Arts Center have joined forces to present the 2013 Holiday Museum Crawl on Saturday, December 7, with festive music, hot beverages and special discounts for those who mention the Austin Cultural Campus.

By shopping in Austin museums and cultural centers, you can find distinctive gifts, such as original art work, nature-themed jewelry, dinosaur goodies, collectibles, souvenirs or the official state ornament. For a gift that lasts all year, purchase a membership and receive a free gift at some locations while supplies last. Sign up at any location to be entered in a special prize package drawing.

Explore Austin’s museum shops online:

Blanton Museum of Art

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Harry Ransom Center

LBJ Presidential Library

Texas Memorial Museum

Visual Arts Center

Coming up! @ Texas Memorial Museum – MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Saturday, March 3, 11am to 4:45pm
FREE activities for the whole-family include:
Ongoing: Arts and crafts, fossil identifications in the Paleo Lab, exploration of specimens at booths hosted by Texas Natural Science Center scientists, and digging in the Fossil Dig Pit.
Timed Presentations:
11:00am – 1:00pm – Music Expedition.  This new family-friendly activity combines musical games and a scavenger hunt with short interactive concerts by students from UT’s Butler School of Music. Students will perform music relating to the museum’s exhibits and offer clues for the scavenger hunt.
11:00am –3:00pm – Fun Fish Facts.  See a diversity of fishes from the Gulf of Mexico and discover fun and interesting facts about each.
2:00pm – 2:40pm – Meet a Fossil Preparator.  Presented by Preparator Laura Naski, who will explain the “tools of the trade” and demonstrate how fossils are cleaned, repaired and made ready for exhibit, research and teaching.