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Plummeting into a hurricane?s eye. Tunneling through San Andreas?s interior. Zipping in and out of colliding galaxies. At Mayborn Science Theater, these sorts of adventures are par for the course. Here, wonders of the natural world beam onto a 60-foot digital screen that wraps around an entire 180-seat theater, creating immersive educational experiences. Screened during weekends and weekday matinees, science-minded shows focus on diverse, family-friendly topics such as stars and tropical reefs. Its laser light shows, on the other hand, eschew education for spectacle, dazzling audiences with 3D graphics and 15,000 watts of digital sound.

Outside the dome, Mayborn continues educating visitors at its gallery. Amidst rotating displays on subjects such as rocks and minerals, the Vice Space station showcases Hubble photographs and shares updates from the Mars rover. The exhibit?s recent acquisitions even include tiles from actual space shuttles, as well as tiles from actual Mahjong games played by astronauts sitting in NASA waiting rooms.

6200 W Central Texas Expy.
Killeen,
TX
US

At Comanche Badlanz Paintball, players as young as 7 years old can hide behind stacked tires and shoot at opponents. If you're looking for a unique place to host a birthday party, fundraiser, or company outing, the facility will work with you to nail down the details. The paintball wonderland boasts five fields, including a PSP regulation-size speedball field with 5 acres of woodlands full of bunkers, bushes, and other obstacles.

401 FM 3219
Harker Heights,
TX
US

Established: 2006

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Fishing trips for individuals or groups

Pro Tip: Weekday trips are more productive than weekend trips due to reduced boat traffic/fishing pressure.

Good for Kids: Yes

2328 Pirtle Drive
Salado,
TX
US