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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St., Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78705
512-471-1604
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Ranked #46 of 182 attractions in Austin
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Austin, Texas
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254 reviews 254 reviews
66 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love this museum because it is just that - a museum. It does not try to be fancy or put on airs. It is what museums should be. We enjoyed viewing the gems, dinosaur bones, nature exhibits, etc. They are now charging admission, but it is well worth it. Explore all of the floors and the gift shop, of... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Amazing museum featuring dinosaurs, ice age animals, meteors, mostly discovered in Texas. See the pterosaur hanging from the ceiling. 40 foot wingspan! Visit the site for more details.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice collection and display of dinosaur bones, stuffed Texas fish and wildlife, and other natural artifacts. Took a 2 year old and 6 year old, and they were very interested in what they were seeing. There is a charge now, but it is minimal, and well worth the experience. This is an enjoyable activity for adults as well. Location... More

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Houston, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

WHAT?!! Largest flying reptile ever! Was discovered in the Big Bend region. This creature's neck alone is 10 feet long! Free museum; perhaps somewhat dated in style, but holds some very intriguing wildlife - both current and ancient.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was an amazing museum with while dinosaur skeletons as well as individual dinosaur bones on display. The Paleology Lab was closed when we went (on a Sunday), but there were drawers of different items that the kids could look through. The wildlife section was small, but included bison, which I thought was cool. The kids loved it.

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Austin, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Interesting historical surroundings on various floors about Texas history. Great sites and audio among the exhibits. Perfect place for tourists and Austin newcomers to savor the history of Bug Texas. So, too, a wonderfully-supplied gift shop with all sorts of TX items and 'tasteful' souvenirs aplenty. Highly recommend the museum ~ a "must see" stop while visiting downtown Austin.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It's a natural history museum, so there's a floor on Texas' wildlife, and another on evolution. The first floor focuses on paleontology - you've just got to see the 30-foot mosasaur that was found in south Austin - this monster swam in the very place where you're standing! The pterosaur with its 40-foot wingspan is also pretty spectacular. Too many... More

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Euless, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Looking for something to fill some time at no cost - this is your place ! Located on campus at the University, these 4 floors are filled with numerous treasures. It is in an old building, which lends additional charm. Lots of exhibits from prehistoric to evolution and Texas wildlife. You need a lot of time to really see and... More

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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47 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Four floors on very interesting and well displayed natural history items. We're both museum buffs, especially natural history and we saw and learned things we've never seen before. The four floors are relatively compact, but they're chocked full of fun things. Add it to your list, you might learn something new !

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Newport News, Virginia
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55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We took our teens during spring break. They were a little bored with the museum even though it has 4 floors. The exhibits on the 3rd floor were a little old and dusty looking. They needed a refresh. The most interesting floor was the first which was all about Geology and Paleontology. For free entrance, this museum was pretty good.... More

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