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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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A little hidden gem on UT campus

After numerous visits to Austin over 7 years we hit upon this little gem of a museum. Situated over... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
John R
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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A must for dinosaur lovers

My family loved this museum! The paleontology floor was our favorite and the interactive exhibit... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
ATLTraveller_12
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Rooted in the resources and reputation of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum works to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the past, present and future of biological diversity, especially that of the state of Texas. Texas Memorial Museum is open to the public for self-guided tours. An audio tour is available via mobile phone and podcasts that can be downloaded from the museum’s website. Permanent exhibits include fossils and prehistoric life; native Texas wildlife; gems, minerals and meteorites; and biodiversity. Spotlighted in the museum are spectacular specimens found in Texas, including the largest flying creature ever found—the Texas Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40 feet, and a 30-foot mosasaur that swam the shallow sea that once covered most of the state.
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2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

After numerous visits to Austin over 7 years we hit upon this little gem of a museum. Situated over four floors it give a great insight into the animals and minerals to be found in the region. I would suggest visiting after lunch as it...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

My family loved this museum! The paleontology floor was our favorite and the interactive exhibit where the kids could call to learn more was entertaining. The special exhibit about the sharks was funny and educational. We also enjoyed the gift shop.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

As a lifelong Austenite, I had never been here. I heard of their Texas Wildlife Day and thought it would be a good time to go. They had all sort of displays beside the normal displays for the special event. They had people there that...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Located on the UT campus, is a small science musuem. Went on a Saturday, not many people there and had no trouble parking. Admission is $3/$2 for adult/child. The security guard seen when you walk in the door is extremely rude. There are exhibits to...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The museum is tucked in the University of Texas campus. Tickets are inexpensive. Beautiful gem, mineral and paleontology collection. Took me and my 8 year about an hour to cover the whole thing. Nice for a hot day.

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

My wife and I took our grandkids to this museum to seek refuge from the oppressive heat and to acclimate them to the wonders of museums. While the museum is small and somewhat dated, it was gratifying to see the enthusiasm of the kids as...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

What an incredible find! Comparable to the Houston Museum of Natural Science if you've ever been there. Just on a smaller scale. Still, four floors of incredible exhibits. Completely uncrowded even on a Saturday afternoon. Clean bathrooms. All four kids ages 13-3 enjoyed it. This...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place but I tired of it after half an hour. Grandson of 6 liked it as did my husband. Much like going to the zoo except all is dead. Fossils bones taxidermy and living humans galore!

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed February 16, 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
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