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Q: What is the admission price for the museum?

A: The fee schedule can be found on the Visitor Information page. Admission is free for anyone with a valid UT ID.

Q: When is the museum open?

A: The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm.

Q: Where is the museum located?

A: Texas Memorial Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street on The University of Texas at Austin main campus. Find more information on the Directions and Parking page.

Q: Where can I park? Do you validate parking?

A: Information about visitor parking can be found on the Directions and Parking page. We are not able to validate parking.

Q: Is the museum accessible for visitors with a mobility impairment? Are wheelchairs available?

A: There is an accessible entrance on the first floor; see the Accessibility page for more details. A wheelchair is available for visitor use on a first come, first serve basis. Speak to the security guard on the second floor for details.

Q: How do I plan a visit to the museum for a group?

A: Visit the Tours page to schedule a group visit to the museum. The fee schedule for groups can be found on the Visitor Information page.

Q: How long does it take to look through the entire museum?

A: Your time spent at the museum can vary depending on your interest in the various exhibits. You should allot at least one to two hours to fully visit the museum.

Q: Is the museum appropriate for both children and adults?

A: The museum’s exhibits and events are appropriate and educational for people of all ages.

Q: Can I bring in natural objects (i.e. fossils, rocks, etc.) to be identified?

A: Identifications of natural objects are provided on Identification Day.  Fossil identifications are available on National Fossil Day and on Explore UT.

Q: Can we take pictures in the museum?

A: Visitors are welcome to take pictures for personal use throughout the museum.  

Q: Is there a place to eat in the museum?

A: Food and open beverage containers are not permitted in the museum. Dining options available within walking distance of the museum include: the Red McCombs Red Zone Food Court at the north side of DKR Texas Memorial Football Stadium, Texas Espresso Café at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, and Under the Oaks Café at the Thompson Conference Center.

Q: Are there any other museums close by that we can visit?

A: Other museums nearby include: the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center, and the LBJ Presidential Library.

Q: Are there any employment opportunities at the museum?

A: Information about employment opportunities can be found at U.T. Austin Job Search. University of Texas at Austin students can search for jobs at


Please contact the museum’s Webmaster if you have a question that you could not find the answer to on the website.