Museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $26 for a museum outing for two (up to a $51.98 value)
- $50 for a museum outing for four (up to a $103.96 value)<p>
Each guest receives museum admission (up to an $8 value) and a Museum of Weird t-shirt (a $17.99 value).<p>
Museum of the Weird
Steve Busti wasn't like the other children in his classroom. While his peers were playing tag and collecting baseball cards, Steve was poring over books on Bermuda Triangle theories and UFOs. He frequented dime museums and sideshow carnivals, fascinated by the strange creatures and characters therein. As Steve grew older, he began to build a collection of oddities—trinkets he picked up from sideshows, props from movie sets, and curiosities he stumbled upon. So when he realized there was plenty of extra room in the back of the novelty shop he owned with his wife, Steve was inspired to open a museum—a shrine to all things odd, unnatural, and eerie.
Today, the Museum of the Weird is a treasure trove of peculiar exhibits, lauded by reporters from The Austin Chronicle as "a remarkable collision of genre film ephemera." Steve's giant pet lizards scuttle about the space, surprising guests who are busy examining bigfoot exhibits or trying to shake an uncomfortable feeling that they recognize one of the shrunken heads. The entire scene is watched over by lifelike wax figures of Dracula and The Wolf Man, as well as a glowering bust of King Kong. After visits, guests pop into Steve and his wife Veronica's shop—Lucky Lizards Curios & Gifts—to peruse an equally unusual collection of action figures, vintage items, and locally made wares.
The museum part is also really interesting and packed full of cool things to look at. Definitely check this place out if you're in town!Stephanie S., Yelp, 8/9/11
Most unique place I've been in a long time.Michelle C., Yelp, 3/31/13
71% of 78 customers recommend
“Side show was awesome - who DOESN'T like watching a dude swallow swords? - and the Minnesota Ice Man blew my mind. Thanks for the great night, Weirdos! ”
“Cool interesting place. Keep Austin weird! ”
412 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701