Free, family-friendly Sunday-Fundays are back at Neill-Cochran House Museum! During the first Sunday of each month, starting September 6, you can stop by this historic home from 1 – 4 p.m. for historically-inspired activities for kids, scavenger hunts in the house, and informal tours of the museum.
If you’re looking for a little extra family fun during the weekend, the spacious lawn and kid-friendly activities offer a museum experience that can appeal to all ages and attention spans.
2015-2016 Sunday-Funday Dates & Activities:
The Neill-Cochran House Museum will be open to the public for free programs during every first Sunday of the month. Check out these scheduled activities:
- September 6: Pinhole Camera
- October 4: Pommanders; or, Christmas Oranges
- November 1: Build a Phone
- December 5 & 6: Gingerbread House Raising
- January 3: Hot Air Balloons
- February 7: Pop-up Books
- March 6: Invisible Ink
- April 3: Simple Machines
- May 1: Lightbulbs, Leyden Jars, and more
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is considered to be one of Austin’s three most important historic residences. Built in 1855 as a suburban estate, this impressive Greek Revival house has survived war, neglect, and the immense growth of the University of Texas area and the capital city.
Free museum parking is located behind the house, and the driveway is on 23rd street between Leon and San Gabriel. When the lot is full, they recommend the garage at University Towers at 23rd and Pearl.
You can visit the Neill-Cochran House Museum website for more info.