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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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Beware of location!

It's actually Texas Memorial museum, not Natural Science Center. We spent almost an hour looking... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
New York City, New York
Great Little Museum

My girls (4 & 7) absolutely LOVE dinosaurs. We live about an hour away and thought for the price we... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Aurach, Germany
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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2400 Trinity St, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78712-1620
+1 512-471-1604
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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.

Thank diamurmur
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

Thank jenniferianb21
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

1  Thank nitpicky-traveler1
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

Thank SKoll
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank SpotTVMom
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.

1  Thank josuear1977
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
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...More

2  Thank docwhiteaustin
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
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 Raihan K
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