The 1936 Texas Centennial spawned the Texas Memorial Museum, which opened in 1939 as Austin’s fi rst state museum. The museum explores natural science through displays of artifacts selected from the five-million-specimen collection of the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Soaring above the entry hall is the skeleton of the largest known fl ying creature, a 40-foot-wingspan Texas Pterosaur that lived in West Texas 65 million years ago. The Hall of Geology and Paleontology showcases other dinosaur and fossil fi nds. Outside are the dinosaur tracks of a 60-foot-long sauropod, discovered north of Glen Rose. The Hall of Texas Wildlife spotlights diverse native species.
Texas Memorial Museum
Adult (Ages 13 and up): $4, Children (Ages 2 to 12): $3, Toddler (Ages under 2): Free, Non-UT college students with a valid university or college photo identification: $2, Active or retired U.S. military with photo identification and their dependents (limited to spouse and children only): $1, Active or retired UT faculty, staff, and students, with a valid UT ID (card holder only, other family members pay the regular rate): Free
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.