Texas Memorial Museum

Texas Memorial Museum is located on the main University campus at 2400 Trinity Street. The museum excites, engages, and connects curious minds of all ages.

The Art Deco style building was constructed 1936-1938 with state and federal funds, contributions, and proceeds from the sale of Texas Centennial coins sponsored by the American Legion. The museum opened to the public January 15, 1939. It became part of The University of Texas at Austin in 1959 by legislative enactment.

The museum displays the university’s stunning biological and geological collections, including meteorites, rocks, fossils and Texas wildlife. New exhibits tell stories of Texas science and natural history, connecting visitors to the natural world from prehistoric life to the impacts made by current research and technology.

The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday; closed on Monday and major holidays. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for The University of Texas at Austin students, staff, and faculty with valid UT ID. Public education programs and special events are held throughout the year.