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.

location

2400 Trinity St. (map)

hours

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

admissions

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.

phone

(512) 471-1604

website

www.utexas.edu/tmm

upcoming events

October 12, 2016 | 9:00 am

National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day is a nationwide celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Texas Memorial Museum will be open with FREE admission and activities!  Details on our website.  Come explore Austin's ancient history!      

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