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“Great bones!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Texas Memorial Museum

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St., Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78705
512-471-1604
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Ranked #43 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
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“Great bones!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

First, if you're thinking Smithsonian, you'll be let down. This museum has four floors. The basement level is filled with a lot of dinosaur bones. If you're expecting T-Rex bones or long necks you will be disappointed, but there are PLENTY of bones to look at and the collection is quite nice actually. I went with our two youngest (3 and 4 years old) boys and the dino display was perfect in size. The second floor had a nice pterodon. The other floors had examples of texas wildlife (stuffed animals) and the top floor was way over the heads of little guys. BUT, the first three floors were pretty cool for them. So if you have a family with little guys, take them. They will enjoy floors 1-3. Parking in the San Jacinto garage is the way to go. We parked there and toured the museum and even visited the gift shop in about an hour. There is little to keep the attention of young kids but I found the museum to be a great place to spend time with my boys and teach them something. Price is great. FREE! Just be ready for a short visit since the place is small. If you have older kids who will actually read the displays, it maight take a little longer to get through the museum.

Visited November 2011
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