Texas Memorial Museum
Ages: 0 and up
Parking: Yes - in pay-to-park university garages
Features: Handicap Accessible, Restrooms, Shop, Changing Tables, Picnic Area
Texas Memorial Museum is housed within the Texas Natural Science Center located on the University of Texas campus at Austin. 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 Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40-feet and the 30-foot Mosasaur that swam the shallow sea that once covered the state.
Hours of Operation:
Closed on major holidays including:
- Easter Sunday
- Independance Day(July 4th)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve and Day
- New Years Eve and Day
To learn more about the exhibits, directions, best parking options or to plan your visit please visit their website. The museum closes for all home UT football games.
2013 Home Game Closures:
September 14th & 21st
November 2, 16, 28th
Reviewed on 02/09/2013
Awesome place to take the kids!
Reviewed on 07/18/2012
We really enjoyed our visit to the Texas Memorial Museum. I arrived with my 3.5 year old and 18 month old one recent summer morning and easily found parking in the parking garage just north of the museum. You do have to pay to park but that is the case for all university garages. The museum, however, is free. There are lots of stairs at the main entrance so if you're visiting with a stroller you may want to use the wheelchair/stroller entrance....more