Don’t miss out on free admission to the Texas Memorial Museum this Sunday! This one-time only event is held in celebration of Austin Museum Day. Explore prehistoric archeological materials such as fossils, bones, and rocks with university scientists and experts from Central Texas. Don't forget to bring your sketchbook along, as you may become inspired!
During a trip to the Texas Memorial Museum, kiddos will not only be dazzled by the many different exhibits (including dinosaurs!), but also gain knowledge about rocks, minerals, and Texas wildlife.
Exhibits in the TMM include: The Great Hall, The Fishes of Texas, The Winged Wonders, and many more.
In the Great Hall exhibit, you will find never before seen specimens, such as the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a flying reptile. In the Fishes of Texas exhibit, you can explore the diversity of Texas fishes through multimedia displays, underwater photographs, and an array of collected specimens. In the Winged Wonders exhibit you will see the beauty of wings and colors in insects and see how these group of animals found success through the gift of flight.
Can’t make it to the museum? No Problem. Head down to Zilker Park and see the collaborations between the Texas Memorial Museum and the Austin Parks and Recreation featuring the Dino Pit and Hartman Prehistoric Garden. The Dino Pit is an outdoor dig site where kids can dig for replicas of specimens from the Museum’s collections. Next you can visit the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, named one of the most beautiful gardens in Texas. The garden is home to ferns, cycads, and other ancient plants that are similar to those in the "land before time." In the garden you will also find a bronzed ornithomimid, a dinosaur similar to a modern day ostrich. So, don't miss out!
Monet & Me
Written By: Bianca Morrison