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


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Large fossilized skull


Meet the dedicated team behind the museum.

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Museum News

Why University of Texas at Austin Researchers Made Compostable Sequins and Recruited Designers

April 25, 2024
Women's World Daily University of Texas at Austin researchers, faculty and students have blended science and design for sustainable purposes.

Fashion meets science at UT exhibit celebrating sustainable style

April 17, 2024
KXAN A new exhibit at the University of Texas aims to highlight this connection and the impact fashion has on our planet.

Plant-based sequins take center stage at ‘Particles of Color’ exhibit at UT Austin

April 17, 2024
Texas Standard Conversations about sustainability and the environment often focus on things like electric vehicles and alternatives to fossil fuels. But 342 million barrels of petroleum are used each year in the production of polyester, nylon and other textiles, according to University of Texas associate professor and fashion designer Jessica Ciarla.

‘Particles of Color’ exhibit showcases sustainable sequins at Texas Science & Natural History Museum

April 8, 2024
The Daily Texan Showcasing newly developed sustainable sequins, “Particles of Color: Where Science Meets Fashion” debuted at the Texas Science & Natural History Museum this past Saturday with an exhibit of over 50 objects created by students, local and foreign designers from around the world.
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2400 Trinity Street
Austin, Texas 78712-1621