First Time Visitor Q&A


Q: I've never been to Johnson City or the Science Mill before, where are you and how much time should I allow for my visit?

A: Johnson City is conveniently located on 290, an easy drive from Austin, San Antonio, and Hill Country locations! Need directions? Click here!

Once you're here, allow at least two hours to explore the Science Mill (though you could easily spend much more time experiencing all of our hands-on, minds-on exhibits!).

Q: Do you have food?

A: Lady Bird Lane Cafe is located on site, and the food is fantastic! Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-2:30pm, and Sunday, Noon-2:30pm

Q: What time is the 3D movie?

A: Check here for times. Please note: times are subject to change, so confirm at the front desk when you arrive. 

Q: Can I see what kinds of exhibits you have before I visit?

A: You bet! Visit our website for a look at all our our incredible exhibits. Many of them are designed and fabricated on site, making for a completely unique experience!

Q: What if my child falls in love with the Science Mill when we visit, and wants to have their next birthday party at your museum?

A: We feel pretty confident that your kids will fall in love, and we would be honored to celebrate their birthdays! Here's the information about parties.

Q: I know it's still March, but I'm already thinking about summer plans. Do you have camps?

A: Yes, we do! Registration for summer camp is open now.

We also have a free Science Outside program that just started. There are still a few spaces left!

Q: Speaking of summer, I know a lot of people. Do you offer group rates?

We are booking summer group visits right now! Bring your scout troop, church group, neighbors, extended family, play group, or camp group (10 or more people qualifies for the group rate).