In an effort to promote creative endeavors in science communication and interdisciplinary studies, we also write about the intersection of biology and the arts on biocreativity.wordpress.com. After encountering many excellent artist-scientists through the blog — many of whom were seeking a venue to show their artwork (see the ECO Art + Science Series) — plans to open our physical gallery space began. The result is Art.Science.Gallery.!
Science in ATX!
Here are some other opportunities to enjoy science in and around Austin, Texas. Did we miss something? Please email info [at] artsciencegallery [dot] com to add something to our list!
- The Texas Memorial Museum, exploring the natural history of Texas and home to the Texas Natural History Collections! They also host great science events throughout the year, including Fright at the Museum, Darwin Day and Insecta Fiesta!
- The Austin Planetarium is quickly gaining steam as Austin’s world-class science and technology museum!
- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is an excellent place to learn about native plants and landscaping – and it has a great art gallery, too! Nature Nights events during the summer months are another great way to learn about nature!
- The Austin Nature + Science Center, Zilker Botanical Garden, and Hartman Prehistoric Garden – all located in Zilker Park – provide opportunities for nature study!
- The SPLASH! exhibit at Barton Springs explores the science of the Edwards Aquifer – a primary water source for central Texas. The exhibit explores how we affect the aquifer and the endangered species that live there.
- The Austin Zoo + Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo rescuing animals and serving the Austin community.
- Have you noticed the new ‘edutainment’ category in the Austin Chronicle Poll? There are several awesome public outreach lecture series about science in Austin, including HOT Science, COOL Talks, Science Under The Stars, Science in the Pub, Nerd Nite Austin, The Austin Forum.
- Tune in to They Blinded Me With Science, a weekly science radio show on 91.7FM / KVRX.org hosted by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin.
- The Austin Science Communicators are a group of local science professionals who are interested in communicating science to the Austin community.
- The Aquarena Center in San Marcos, Texas has been a favorite venue for exploring the freshwater spring ecosystems of central Texas for decades!