Texas Memorial Museum

Rooted in the resources and reputation of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum works to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the past, present and future of biological diversity, especially that of the state of Texas.

Texas Memorial Museum is open to the public for self-guided tours.  An audio tour is available via mobile phone or via podcasts that can be downloaded from the museum’s website.  Permanent exhibits include fossils and prehistoric life; native Texas wildlife; gems, minerals and meteorites; and biological evolution.  Spotlighted in the museum are spectacular specimens found in Texas, including the largest flying creature ever found—the Texas Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40 feet, and a 30-foot mosasaur that swam the shallow sea that once covered most of the state.


2400 Trinity St. (map)


Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays.


Free for active or retired UT faculty, staff, and students with a valid UT ID; $4 for 13 and older, $3 for ages 2-12, and free for children under 2; See website for details, including group rates.


(512) 471-1604



upcoming events

June 4, 2016 | 9:00 am

School’s Out for Summer

We are celebrating the end of a successful school year with FREE admission to the museum! Exhibits open 9 am to 5 pm. The dig pit will be open to young paleontologists 10 am to 4 pm. Fossil identifications will be available from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm. If there is a scout in your family working on a badge that includes a requirement to speak with a scientist, drop in at the Paleo Lab to chat with a paleontologist.

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