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


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Museum News

The rebranded Texas Memorial Museum officially opens back up this weekend

Sept. 22, 2023
It’s been more than a year since the Texas Memorial Museum on the UT campus closed for renovations. It’s reopening Saturday as the Texas Science & Natural History Museum.

Texas Science & Natural History Museum triumphantly reopens with awe-inspiring renovations and a new tyrannosaur skeleton

Sept. 22, 2023
The Texas Science & Natural History Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, has officially reopened its doors after a period of uncertainty and closure.

Austin’s Only Natural History Museum Nearly Went Extinct. Now It’s Back and Better Than Ever.

Sept. 21, 2023
The newly renovated Texas Science and Natural History Museum (formerly the Texas Memorial Museum) opens September 23.

An Evolving Texas Memorial Museum Opens Again

Sept. 20, 2023
With a new name — the Texas Science & Natural History Museum — major renovations and a refined mission, UT’s most historic museum has a new lease on life
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2400 Trinity Street
Austin, Texas 78712-1621

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