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Address: 2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
Phone Number: 512-471-1604
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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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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Very Educational. Call it Natural History Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you are not a local, visiting this museum will teach you about the interesting history of Texas. It is wheelchair accesible. You visit its four floors in about an hour.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A small museum right on the University of Texas at Austin campus Has a wonderful exhibit. The star of the show is a completely restored pterosaur skeleton. Found by a graduate student some years ago, this largest of the flying dinosaurs had a wingspan is 40 feet across. Arguably it's as beautiful as any sculpture you'll ever see. But that's... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great natural history museum for children of all ages. Not just fossils. Near-intact prehistoric creatures of various sizes and time periods. Meteorites, gems and minerals, learning opportunities for every age group. A condensed version of the Perot Museum in Dallas for a nominal fee instead of amusement park price. Great collection, but unfortunately under-funded by the university. Relying largely on... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Small but lot of things to share. There is dino track outside. Inside there are gems, bottom floor is full of fossils and a lab where you can see students working. Good field trip idea for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Cool museum. Has informative exhibits on natural history and dinosaurs. I recommend this place to anyone visiting the Austin area.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a small museum, but it has enough exhibits to occupy a couple hours of your day. Dinosaurs are always interesting, along with displays of animals native to the area. There are also geological exhibits which are very informative, with samples of gemstones and meteorites. Good for children since it is compact and you can visit all levels pretty... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Although many of the displays are a bit dated, this has very good displays with a great deal of valuable information. Everything from dinosaurs to HIV.

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