Street Address
805 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
Mailing Address
805 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
phone: 512-327-7522
fax: 512-328-5632
$2 Adults; $1 full-time Students; Seniors 65 + and children 6-12; and Children under 6 no charge.
Carol Knepp, Executive /Education Director
phone: 512-327-7622
Bill Bowman, Development Coordinator
phone: 512-327-7622
Georgeanne Foster, Facilities Manager
phone: 512-327-7622


Wild Basin is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting an endangered habitat and encouraging wise stewardship through education. In addition to the display of our natural collections, we hope to develop interpretive displays inside our building and along out trails. Our educational programs will also expand to privide more specialized information for visitors, school groups, and teachers. The barriers are financial and time to create these. Resource Sharing Projects make it possible for the whole to become greater than the individuals. Many of us have differend audiences who never go to other facilities but would benefit from materials that are displayed or provided at the other museums.


Twenty-five years ago seven women formed a group "Now or Never" and from the group Wild Basin Wilderness was set aside for future generations. This was an effort by a small, dedicated group who recognized the signs of growth in West Austin and the need to preserve land for educational purposes. Creative fundraising made their dream possible. In the early go's an educational building made their vision more viable, allowing for a small staff and educational program at Wild Basin.

Artifacts Collections

Natural collection of wild life, plants, and geology.

Educational Programs

Teacher workshops; docent tour programs for preschool, grade schools and adults; lectures; youth programs; family walk classes.


Newsletter (quarterly), and trail tnterpretive materials.