This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the Austin area. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Austin, TX, USA

Austin Zoo is a non-profit rescue zoo and animal sanctuary in southwestern Travis County, west of Austin. . .


Cedar Creek, TX, USA

Outdoor dinosaur museum. . .


Austin, TX, USA

The Texas Memorial Museum focuses on natural history, including paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology. . .

Cedar Park, TX, USA

The Texas Museum of Science & Technology houses a planetarium, traveling exhibitions, and the permanent Timewalk exhibit. . .

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