Texas Memorial Museum

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. Our mission is to inspire a life-long interest in science.

Texas Memorial Museum is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin and 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; gems, minerals and meteorites; and native Texas wildlife.  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

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

phone

(512) 471-1604

website

www.texasmemorialmuseum.org

upcoming events

September 17, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Identification Day

Are you curious about a fossil or other natural object you have found? If so, bring your discoveries to Texas Memorial Museum on Identification Day! University scientists and experts from Central Texas will be available to identify fossils, bones, rocks and prehistoric archeological materials. This FREE special event is offered in celebration of Austin Museum Day, an annual community-wide re-discovery of museums in and around Austin.

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