Regardless of the "thanking", you must take your kids to the Dino Pit at the Austin Nature & Science Center.
The Dino Pit, as well as the rest of the Austin Nature & Science Center, is completely free and a great place to combine with a picnic at the Zilker Park and a dip in the Barton Springs Pool. Click here to read our review of the Austin Nature & Science Center.
Texas Travel Facts for Dino Pit at the Austin Nature & Science Center:
Location: 301 Nature Center Drive Austin, Texas
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday:12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended Time: 30 mins - 1 hour (Dino Pit only)
Good to know: Bring a picnic lunch to lunch under a big oak tree; bring flip flops or crocs to walk in the water and play in the dino pit; sunscreen for the dino pit, there is no shade; bring lots of water