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Texas Memorial Museum

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Address: 2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
Phone Number:
+1 512-471-1604
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:45
Sat 10:00 - 16:45

Texas Memorial Museum is the exhibit hall for Texas Natural Science Center...

Texas Memorial Museum is the exhibit hall for Texas Natural Science Center and is located on The University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. Exhibits focus on dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, gems and minerals, and a working Paleontology Lab where visitors can interact with scientists as they prepare fossil finds.Spotlighted in the exhibits are spectacular specimens found in Texas, including the largest flying creature ever found—the Texas Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40 feet–and the 30-foot Mosasaur that swam the shallow sea that once covered most of the state.

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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.

Reviewed 16 February 2017
jennifer s
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Monrovia, California
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400 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 floors -- I arrived late any really only discovered the amazing geology on the Hall... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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162 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Sulphur, Louisiana
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 and seeing some of the native animals and fish of Texas. I'd recommend stoping by... More 

Thank Cassandra W
Leeds, Alabama
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 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
Aurach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 time. I was pleasantly surprised at how many fossils they had. Fossils are not the... More 

Thank jenniferianb21
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was searching online for a Natural History Museum in Austin area and for some reason couldn't find one with that title so I actually had to search for fossils and dinosaurs and Texas Memorial Museum popped up!! I don't know why it is not called a Natural History Museum because all the exhibits are focused on that. The museum... More 

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Austin, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Fun for the whole family, this is a great little museum for younger children in particular. The first of its 3 floors features rocks, gems, minerals and fossils and many dinosaurs with the fully restored skeleton of the Pterosaur as the star attraction. It is more than worth the $2 price of admission to see this outstanding dinosaur. Displays of... More 

Thank SKoll
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting for a swim meet. Great break from the pool with interesting exhibits. The fossils were very neat to see.

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