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Texas Memorial Museum

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Address: 2400 Trinity St., Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78705
Phone Number: 512-471-1604
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9:00 am - 5:00 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

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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Good museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Nishu K

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Austin, TX
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank Abu_hurayrah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nishu K
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank noncorteccia
Kitchener, Canada
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205 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank CdnGoldy
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Spent several hours in here, entrance is fair price, we got a senior discount. Lots to see and hear about the great state of Texas!! A must stop loved it.

1 Thank Helen M
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Picture this: Texas--millions of years ago. You're a toddler who can pick out different--and somewhat obscure--dinosaur fossils. This place not only has crazy bones of long gone mammal-lizard-bird beasts, but it also has recent-day specimens! My two-year old boy LOVED LOVED LOVED it! As soon as we walked in, he called out "Quetzocoatlus!" We've been there several times, and he... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a great quality paleontology museum. I was really looking forward to seeing some dinosaur fossils, and they didn't disappoint! The pterosaur hanging from the ceiling in the main gallery is awesome, and the full dinosaur exhibit downstairs is well laid out, informative, and impressive enough to keep our interest. We also enjoyed the Texas wildlife dioramas, our toddler... More 

1 Thank AmieD465
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Not much to it. Small and very dated. Some interesting dinosaur fossils but most are only fragments. Nothing to go out of your way for but it makes an interesting stop on your tour of the UT campus.

1 Thank Brian T
Wellington, New Zealand
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333 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

By comparison with some of the other museums in this city, this is fairly average and has clearly not been updated for quite some time. However for certain people it may be a "must visit", particularly those with an interest in dinosaurs. It was my daughter who insisted we had to head to this museum to see the Texas pterosaur... More 

1 Thank Michelle S
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This isn't large or fancy, but it has interesting fossils. For an older child or teenager, the top floor has interactive exhibits with interesting topics that vary from bird beaks to solar to our cousins the chimpanzees and apes.

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