TMM will be closed for winter break, December 24 through January 3

Museum Events

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Explore UT

Explore UT is a campus-wide event providing visitors an opportunity to explore the richness of the university’s scholarship and knowledge. Learners of all ages will experience a variety of programs that are engaging and inspiring.

Visit Explore UT for more information and schedule.

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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.

If you need any accommodation to participate in the event, please contact TMM Education at least five days before the event.

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Austin Museum Day

Austin Museum Partnership's annual Austin Museum Day is a FREE community-wide discovery of Austin museums. TMM will be open with FREE admission on this special Sunday.

For more information about this event, contact TMM Education. If you need an accessibility accommodation to participate in TMM's Austin Museum Day activities, please contact us at least five days before the event.

Texas Wildlife Day

Texas Wildlife Day

Celebrate everything feathered, furred, smooth and scaled at Texas Memorial Museum! FREE admission and FREE family-friendly activities hosted by UT Austin scientists, TMM science educators, and members of local chapters of Texas Master Naturalists. Museum exhibits open 9 am to 5 pm and the activities run from 10 am until 4 pm.

If you need an accessibility accommodation to participate in this event, please contact TMM Education at least five days before the event.

Kids in TMM's dig pit

Paleontology for Preschoolers

FREE with paid regular admission

• Prehistoric Story Time
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Dinosaur-themed Craft
• Fossil Dig Pit (weather permitting)

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Preschooler

Bat Bonanza

FREE with paid regular admission

• Batty Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Bat-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Making Dino Art

Pop-Up Naturalist's Art Studio

FREE with paid regular admission -- No registration required!

Children 2 years and older will enjoy creating a variety of nature-inspired artworks. Meet us under the Texas Pterosaur!

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in museum educational programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Kimble meteorite

Meet a Meteorite

FREE with paid regular admission

• Outer Space Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Space-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Close up photo of a bee flying

Creeping, Crawling, and Buzzing with Preschoolers!

FREE with paid regular admission

• Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Insect-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Raccoon Face

Marvelous Mammals

FREE with paid regular admission

• Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Mammal-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Hall of Texas Wildlife

Fish Tales

FREE with paid regular admission

• Fishy Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Fish-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Chicken Skeleton Head

Pop-Up Bird Lab

Learn more about our feathered friends in a hands-on exploration of bird anatomy, diversity, and evolution. Appropriate for all ages, and included with admission.

American Toad Vocalizing

Amped for Amphibians

FREE with paid regular admission

• Story Time
• Sing-a-long
• Hands-on Learning Activity
• Amphibian-themed Craft

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Preschool Programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

dino footprint ornament

Festive Footprints

FREE with admission, no registration required.

Learn about dinosaur tracks and make your own festive footprint ornament to take home.

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in museum educational programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.

Paleontologist identifying fossils

Drop-In Fossil Identifications

Have you found a fossil? Meet a paleontologist at the Paleo Lab for help with identification. Learn more about your find including estimated age, paleobiology, and how to care for your fossil. Included with admission -- registration not required.

Fossil identifications are for educational purposes only. TMM staff do not provide authentications or appraisals for monetary (market) value or for legal purposes.