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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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Small but interesting on a very hot day

My wife and I took our grandkids to this museum to seek refuge from the oppressive heat and to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing gem of a museum!

What an incredible find! Comparable to the Houston Museum of Natural Science if you've ever been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cat Spring, Texas
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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 and 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 biodiversity. 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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took our grandkids to this museum to seek refuge from the oppressive heat and to acclimate them to the wonders of museums. While the museum is small and somewhat dated, it was gratifying to see the enthusiasm of the kids as...More

Thank actone48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an incredible find! Comparable to the Houston Museum of Natural Science if you've ever been there. Just on a smaller scale. Still, four floors of incredible exhibits. Completely uncrowded even on a Saturday afternoon. Clean bathrooms. All four kids ages 13-3 enjoyed it. This...More

Thank Gordon1123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place but I tired of it after half an hour. Grandson of 6 liked it as did my husband. Much like going to the zoo except all is dead. Fossils bones taxidermy and living humans galore!

2  Thank pegomeg
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I took a day to walk from the Congress Ave bridge to the museums north of the Capital. My total favorite was the less well known, so I have to promote it. The Texas Memorial Museum is the history of Texas museum. There are 4...More

Thank astrojane
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Really enjoyed the dinosaur/prehistoric exhibit as well as the various animals of Texas exhibit. The top floor was kind of meh---seemed more geared towards children.

1  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A good museum showing many artifacts found in different Texas counties. A docent was very helpful in discussing items found in different locales and spent time with the children letting them hold different items. Adult admission was a very reasonable $3.

1  Thank teebee777
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a big or fancy museum but it's neat and for only $6 it's economical. I saw some reviewers say it's "just for kids" but this 20 something reviewer enjoyed it. Their collections of fossils, gems, and minerals is impressive. I liked walking through...More

Thank Cassandra W
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very cool museum. It's been years since I've been to a natural history museum, and I enjoyed the experience here. All kinds of fossils, rocks, bones and critters. Well worth the stop.

Thank White_Kong
Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's actually Texas Memorial museum, not Natural Science Center. We spent almost an hour looking for it. There was not a single sign for Natural Sciece Center! The place itself is very small, not that impressive.

Thank diamurmur
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My girls (4 & 7) absolutely LOVE dinosaurs. We live about an hour away and thought for the price we should check it out. What an awesome little treasure on the campus of U of Texas. We spent about 2.5 hours and had a great...More

Thank jenniferianb21
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