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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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Nice museum

A good museum showing many artifacts found in different Texas counties. A docent was very helpful... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
teebee777
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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Worth a walk through

It's not a big or fancy museum but it's neat and for only $6 it's economical. I saw some reviewers... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Cassandra W
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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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 22 December 2016 via mobile

A good museum showing many artifacts found in different Texas counties. A docent was very helpful in discussing items found in different locales and spent time with the children letting them hold different items. Adult admission was a very reasonable $3.

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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...More

Thank Cassandra W
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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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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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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...More

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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...More

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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

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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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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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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...More

1  Thank DanaB46
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