Regional stories, from the prehistoric animals that once roamed Texas to settlement by first Native Americans and then Anglo settlers are on display in this museum that focuses on natural and cultural history and encourages human interaction with nature. Check out the Pleistocene-era armadillo — a creature that would do serious damage to a pick-up truck. A fascinating exhibit chronicles the transport of cotton by ox cart, riverboat and rail. Also on display is a replicated chuck wagon, a mobile kitchen invented by cowboy Charles Goodnight that could feed a 10-man trail crew for 30 days. The Carter Creek Nature Trail, adjacent to the museum, helps visitors learn about the area's natural habitats.
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Adults: $5, Senior Citizens, Friends, University Students, and Ages 4-17: $4, Ages 3 and under: Free with paying adult, Groups of 10 or more: $3.50 per person
Dollar Days - Admission to the Museum on the first Tuesday of each month is only $1
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.