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Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

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Address: 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan, TX 77802-3015
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Fun Learning Experience for the Whole Family

I love bringing my kids here on Dollar Day. My kids are young, so I don't think it's worth the regular cost to bring them, but for $1 apiece (and the youngest is free!), it's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 12, 2016
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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

I love bringing my kids here on Dollar Day. My kids are young, so I don't think it's worth the regular cost to bring them, but for $1 apiece (and the youngest is free!), it's a gold mine! They briefly browse the museum exhibits, but they spend most of their time in the exploration/play room. There are many live animals... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Museum does very good special exhibits. But, the rest of the museum seems crowded, a bit musty, not very well thought out or displayed. Needs a total redo. Not a place to spend a lot of time at or go back to. Very disappointing.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I love the ever-changing exhibits as well as the permanent ones. This is a delightful, little museum chock full of interesting animal and fossil exhibits. The gift shop, outdoor areas, architecture, and staff are so very pleasant and make a visit there really worth the time!

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Texas77845
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We took our granddaughter for a trip to the Museum. She loves all the dinosaurs fossils, so she chose a trip to the Museum of Natural History instead of the Children's Museum. We spent the afternoon there. We all enjoyed the different exhibits. We went to all the different rooms and exhibits. The place is small but has lots of... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is a small museum, but is great for kids who want to learn. My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it and the exhibits are indeed educational. A great place to spend a couple of hours with your kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is fairly average for a Texas County Museum. Adjust your expectations, this is not a huge museum in a large metropolitan area, it will be small and quaint. The Tarzan exhibit was such a fun and odd find, but completely worth browsing. Some really neat local history artifacts and the live animals were an added bonus. Worth a quick... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This museum is small but definitely worth it. I took my little brother in the Spring and they had a "temporary photography exhibit" and it was fabulous! The permanent exhibits were excellent as well. I wish more towns had these small museums. It is awesome educational exposure for young kids rather than just taking them somewhere for entertainment. Would definitely... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

Very small place. Limited permanent exhibits. Third rate. Some traveling exhibits. Costly for what you get.

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Harleysvile, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

My grandchildren LOVE this place! They have been to this museum at least three times (only 5 and 3 years old) and they can spend over 3 hours in the place. My husband and I took turns as they enjoyed every activity (I had some other shopping and errands to do). They have plenty of toys at home, but something... More 

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College Station
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

We like to take our young kids to the museum on bad weather days. There is plenty for them to see and it is educational. Fairly priced too.

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