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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

Texas Tumblers is a place?where kids can develop?a resilient attitude and where?athletic achievements can help kids?build character, confidence, and camaraderie. The route they? take to reach that destination, though, is?up to them. Texas Tumblers offers programs in tumbling, cheer, dance, and gymnastics, with each designed to help kids progress both physically and intellectually. Additionally, the facility plays host to a number of other fun events every month such as parties, sleepovers, after?school programs, and women's fitness programs.

323 Indian Trail
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

"You can do it," is not just an empty phrase at Texas Tumblers Gymnastics, it's the cornerstone of their entire philosophy. The coaches teach their students confidence from the get-go as they work their way through complicated recreational gymnastics or prepare for competitions. They also teach dance to kids ages 3 and older, as well as helming a program called AllStars cheerleading. The positive teaching philosophy also carries over to classes for adults. The fitness program for fully grown students includes circuit training and dance cardio classes, but does not include lessons on how to pole vault over cubicle walls.

323 Indian Trl
Harker Heights,
TX
US