National Geographic Kids has named Austin the first-ever Weird But True Town of the Year! They are having a whole week of events in honor of Austin’s weirdness, but we’re looking forward to the North Pole in the South event at The Rise School of Austin the most. Friday, December 6 from 3 – 6 pm, come play in the snow!

NorthPoleSouth_FINAL (1)

Spend a free afternoon sledding, weird snow-sculpture building, raffle prizes and more!

Weird But True events will be going on all week, starting Wednesday, December 4. All of these events are free to attend and open to everyone.

  • From Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8 – swing by Gordough’s from 10 am – midnight and buy a Weird But True donut that will enter you in a raffle for prizes like an iPad mini!
  • From Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8 – have a Weird World Experience on the rooftop plaza at Whole Foods Downtown from 11 am – 9 pm. You can play with virtual dinosaurs, dolphins, leopards, rhinos and more in a weird augmented-reality experience.
  • Saturday, December 7 – check out Dino Day with National Geographic Kids at the Austin Nature & Science Center’s Dino Pit. Spend an afternoon learning fun facts, having some prehistoric fun and hopefully winning some awesome giveaways.

Speaking of giveaways… our friend Quel, over at Homegirl Blog is running a giveaway for a 1-year subscription (10 issues) to National Geographic Kids (ages 6 – 14) or National Geographic Little Kids (ages 3 – 6). ENTER HERE.

Have fun celebrating our city’s weirdness with National Geographic Kids this week!