About the Museum

Exterior of the museum with saber tooth cat sculpture in foreground

Texas Science & Natural History Museum engages, excites, and connects curious minds of all ages to the unique and irreplaceable natural history of the State of Texas. 

The museum tells the story of life in the natural world in Texas from the formation of our planet, through the age of the dinosaurs, into our current environment and will showcase advanced research being done at The University that will make a positive impact on life in the future.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt at groundbreaking for Texas Memorial Museum


Explore the history of the museum.

Large fossilized skull


Meet the dedicated team behind the museum.

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Museum News

Texas Science and Natural History Museum Reopens After Renovations

Nov. 1, 2023
Alcalde Magazine “To visitors from around the world, we want this to be the premier space in Central Texas about science and natural history. We want this to be a destination on the UT campus.”
An image of the saber tooth cat statue in front of the museum

Amid the Enhancements at New Museum are Contributions by UT Students

Oct. 19, 2023
Collaborators across the College of Natural Sciences and UT Austin played a role in the transformation at Texas Science & Natural History Museum.

Dino-mite! Discover a Texas T-Rex at This Revamped Museum

Sept. 28, 2023
Austin Monthly The Texas Science & Natural History Museum celebrated its grand opening with breathtaking new fossil displays and a regionally focused mindset.

Texas Science and Natural History Museum at UT opens after renovations

Sept. 28, 2023
Fox 7 News The Texas Science and Natural History Museum on UT campus closed its doors a year and a half ago for renovations. On Saturday, it welcomed the public back for the next chapter of its history.
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2400 Trinity Street
Austin, Texas 78712-1621

Mailing Address
2400 Trinity Street
Mail Stop D1500
Austin, Texas 78712-1621