The uncertainty of the upcoming school year is weighing heavily on parents and their children. Will there be school? What will it look like? Do I want my kid(s) to go or not to go? The questions are endless – but so are the opportunities to help your children continue to learn new things both now, and in the future, in more non-traditional ways.

Pack up your bags and hit the open road – it’s time for an educational experience your family will never forget! Whether you’re considering roadschooling, or just want to take a family vacation, with Jellystone Park™ Hill Country as your home base, there are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby in fun, educational ways. Keep reading our blog for a few suggestions.

Geology

Natural Bridge Caverns – Distance from Camp-Resort: 25.2 miles

Natural Bridge Caverns is the most extensive cavern within the San Antonio area and one of the largest caverns in Texas – making it a premier natural attraction. Take a tour 180 feet underground and learn all about stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers, and soda straws (tubular stalactites). Then explore a huge outdoor maze, go mining for gems, check out the ropes course, and more.

History

National Museum of the Pacific War – Distance from Camp-Resort: 58 miles

Learn all about the story of World War II in the Pacific with more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space to explore. The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum in the continental United States solely dedicated to telling the story of WWII in the Pacific. Here you’ll be able to view state-of-the-art archives & collections, interactive media presentations, memorials, and so much more.

Biology

Austin Zoo – Distance from Camp-Resort: 44.5 miles

The Austin Zoo is home to over 300 animals across 100 different species! Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom in a more up-close experience. Check out the cat family which includes lions and tigers, native Texas wildlife such as the Texas rat snake and queen butterfly – plus primates, birds, reptiles, and more!

Science

Science Mill – Distance from Camp-Resort: 38.8 miles

The Science Mill offers a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Expand your understanding and appreciation of the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! With over 50 exhibits to explore, there is so much to do! From the butterfly garden and banana piano, to chemical reactions and the fossil dig.

Recess

Jellystone Park™ Hill Country is full of fun things to do! Play a game of basketball or sand volleyball with your family, go mini golfing, swim in the outdoor pools, and more! Your kids won’t be kids forever – now’s the time to have some family-friendly fun!

*Activities have limited availability during non-peak season.

Camping, along with the great outdoors, offers tons of opportunities for kids to experience new things – from star gazing to learning how to build a campfire. Here at Jellystone Park™, your family will be able to have a safe, fun-filled getaway. And while you’re in the Texas Hill Country – take advantage of the nearby educational experiences that can be found.