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Texas Memorial Museum

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Address: 2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
Phone Number: +1 512-471-1604
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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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It's not a big or fancy museum but it's neat and for only $6 it's economical. I saw some reviewers say it's "just for kids" but this 20 something reviewer enjoyed it. Their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a big or fancy museum but it's neat and for only $6 it's economical. I saw some reviewers say it's "just for kids" but this 20 something reviewer enjoyed it. Their collections of fossils, gems, and minerals is impressive. I liked walking through and seeing some of the native animals and fish of Texas. I'd recommend stoping by... More 

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Leeds, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very cool museum. It's been years since I've been to a natural history museum, and I enjoyed the experience here. All kinds of fossils, rocks, bones and critters. Well worth the stop.

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Thank White_Kong
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

It's actually Texas Memorial museum, not Natural Science Center. We spent almost an hour looking for it. There was not a single sign for Natural Sciece Center! The place itself is very small, not that impressive.

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Aurach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My girls (4 & 7) absolutely LOVE dinosaurs. We live about an hour away and thought for the price we should check it out. What an awesome little treasure on the campus of U of Texas. We spent about 2.5 hours and had a great time. I was pleasantly surprised at how many fossils they had. Fossils are not the... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 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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