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Family Fun Entertainment & Amusement in Greater ATX

Published Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00am

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Here's what's up for hot summer Central Texas fun for the whole family. Good social distancing friendly times! 

Amusement Parks & Water Parks / Pools

Austin City Parks Aquatics Department  Select pools open w/ modified summer schedules & entry requirements. Extra precautions taken for patron safety and clean facilities. More information.

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures  A Floating Water Park & Lakeside Getaway. 25% capacity. Reservations Required Must be 7 Years old and 45” Tall to Enter. Following social distancing guidelines. 

Typhoon Texas Austin water park. Online reservations taken to ensure 25% capacity.  Following social distancing guidelines.



Crowe's Nest Farm / Manor

Pioneer Farms / Austin

Sweet Berry Farms / Marble Falls 

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm / Georgetown 

Punkin Center Berry Farm / Oglesby



Blue Starlite Drive-In  Austin and Round Rock locations are open. Buying a ticket includes agreeing to all our social distancing policies. Space is very limited reserve a May night now. 

Doc's Drive-In Theatre  Buda, TX. Family-friendly, classic drive-in theater experience that expands the boundaries of imagination. 

Evo Entertainment  Kyle and Schertz, Texas locations in -venue experiences are open with limited operations that include Evo Market and Curbside & Home Delivery programs.

The Globe Drive-In Hutto, TX.  30-car drive-in movie theater at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater. Cult classic or family-friendly favorites on Friday and Saturday.


Variety of Fun

Capital Cruises  512-480-9264. Bat-watching and sightseeing tours on Lady Bird Lake. Canoes, kayaks, SUPs and swan pedal boats rentals 10am to 7pm Friday-Sunday. Public boat tours are Friday-Sunday. Online payment. Social distancing and masks are required. 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center  Limited capacity w/ reservations only. Members free w/ exclusive access 8am-9am daily w/advance reservations. Face masks must be worn. 

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures  512-614-1996. The longest and fastest zipline in Texas, having fun and staying safe ziplining over Lake Travis.

Peter Pan Mini Golf   Lamar and Barton Springs. Game tickets can be purchased electronically. Open daily 10am to 9pm. Social distancing and masks are required. Max group of 4.

Texas State Parks  Day use continues to be allowed, with online pre-purchase of permits required before. All reservations made online or by calling 512-389-8900. Limited overnight camping.


Zoo / Animals 

Austin Zoo  Social Distancing will be enforced. Wearing a mask is required. Admission tickets purchased online only. Limited number sold with check in time. 

Capital of Texas Zoo  One of Greater Austin's and Bastrop's most exciting adventures! Home to over 500 rare and beautiful wild animals.Following social distancing requirements.

Exotic Resort Zoo  Johnson City, TX. Over 80 different species of animals on 137 acres. Purchase tickets online. Stay in your car 100% of the time and public restrooms closed.

Franklin Drive Thru Safari  Franklin, TX. 100+ acre drive-thru animal adventure park with exotic animals from all around the world.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch  San Antonio, TX. See over 500 animals as you drive through 400 acres. 

San Antonio Zoo: New Drive-Thru Experience   Frequently asked questions.

Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari  Copperas Cove, TX. See more than 50 species of wildlife and hand feed them from your car.


Texas Beaches

Corpus Christi  Beaches are open. Visits limited to swimming, jogging, fishing, surfing or walking. Social distance of at least 6 feet. Masks recommended. Bayfront webcams

Galveston Beaches  Open to the public. The parks – including East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanera RV Park, Seawall beaches and west-end beaches are open. Must maintain social distancing of staying at least six feet apart from others not in your family, not gather in large groups and wearing face coverings when possible. Live webcams

Port Aransas  Officially open for fun! All facilities will strictly adhere to State and Federal guidelines to help ensure you and your family stay safe. Live webcams

South Padre Island Beaches are now open with some specific guidelines. Groups can be no larger than 5, masks are recommended while on the beach (not in the water), social distancing of 6 feet mandatory, and shade structures must be 10 feet apart. Live webcams

More Live looks at newly reopened beaches


Heather Rivera for | June 5, 2020