Showcasing the museum’s most valuable specimens, the Great Hall exhibits many specimens never before seen by the public. The highlight of this hall is a reconstruction of the skeleton of Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the Texas Pterosaur, a flying reptile unearthed in West Texas by The University of Texas at Austin scientists. With a wingspan of 36 feet, Quetzalcoatlus northropi is one of the largest flying creatures ever found.
Featured exhibits in the Great Hall (second floor; main entrance)
Colors of Nature features alternating shows of brilliant color wildlife photos.
Now showing: Texas Wildlife Portraits, photographs by Greg Lasley.
On display are 140 specimens collected from all over the world by the late Col. E.M. Barron (1903-1969), a former Texas legislator [ House 42-43rd district (1931-1935)] who also served under General Douglas MacArthur in Australia during WWII.
What makes something a treasure? Marvel at a variety of rare specimens that reveal the beauty of the natural world.