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Explore UT

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Held on a Saturday in early March, Explore UT is a campus-wide event described as the “Biggest Open House in Texas!” Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to experience a variety of programs that are engaging and inspiring. Texas Memorial Museum’s hosts one or more Explore UT events every year, and admission is optional. Visit Explore UT for a full schedule of university activities and for information on how to register your group.

National Fossil Day

Held in Mid-October, National Fossil Day is an annual celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

Join Texas Memorial Museum in this nationwide event promoting awareness of fossils and the science of paleontology.


School's Out for Summer

School's Out for Summer

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

We will be celebrating the end of a successful school year withFREE admission and FREE family-friendly activities.  Museum exhibits open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the activities run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m


Identification Day

ID Day

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Austin Museum Day

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

Texas Memorial Museum will be open on this special Sunday afternoon to host Identification Day. University scientists and experts from Central Texas will be on hand to identify natural objects such as fossils, bones, rocks and prehistoric archeological materials. Don't miss this one-time only opportunity!


Texas Wildlife Day


Saturday, February 7, 2015
Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

Celebrate everything feathered, furred, smooth and scaled at Texas Memorial Museum!  FREE admission and FREE family-friendly activities hosted by local naturalists and science educators.  Museum exhibits open 9 am to 5 pm and the activities run from 10 am until 4 pm


The Museum Store Sale

Museum Store Sale

Watch this page for the next sale to get discounts on a diverse selection of fine jewelry, hand-crafted gifts, books, toys, shirts, and other educational products