Texas Memorial Museum

Texas Memorial Museum information

Location
Austin , USA
Address
2400 Trinity St
Telephone
+1 512 471 1604
More information
www.utexas.edu/tmm
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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We all know how kids feel about dinosaurs, and this natural history museum is the perfect place for them to indulge their fascination. Look up to see the swooping skeleton of the Texas Pterosaur – one of the most famous dino finds ever. This impressively humongous Cretaceous-era flying reptile has a wingspan of 40ft and was recovered at Big Bend in 1971.

There are other exhibits, too, focusing on anthropology, natural history, geology and biodiversity. Upstairs, you can glimpse taxidermic examples of a Texas soft-shell turtle, a Mexican beaded lizard and other critters, but most of the exhibits are like something you'd find in the dusty attic of an eccentric great aunt.