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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:45
Sat 10:00 - 16:45

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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Had four floors, all were pretty short to walk through. More of a place to take your cjildren too but still good for the price and it's right next to a parking garage so it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Cameron L
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DanaB46
Austin, Texas
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184 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank docwhiteaustin
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Had four floors, all were pretty short to walk through. More of a place to take your cjildren too but still good for the price and it's right next to a parking garage so it wasn't too horrible. Just a place to kill time.

Thank Cameron L
Austin, TX
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116 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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.

1 Thank Abu_hurayrah
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

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

Thank Nishu K
Austin, Texas
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357 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Yes! Go! This is a very very interesting natural science center and is also an excellent place for well behaved children and also those from other parts of the country and other countries as well. Take comfortable shoes and spend some quiet time slowly. Look and learn.

Thank La E
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

I have a 9 yr old son that has loved this place since he was 2 years old! Just visited again today, and admission used to be free but that's no longer the case. $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids for 4 floors of history/entertainment. Great little gift shop also. It also costs to park in the parking garage... More 

Thank Tracy A
San Francisco, California
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 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 

3 Thank noncorteccia
Kitchener, Canada
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286 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 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
Reviewed 4 June 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

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