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The Texas Science & Natural History Museum reopens

Austin’s only museum for natural history has re-opened its doors after 18 months of renovations.

A crowd milling about beneath a dinosaur skeleton.

See dinosaur fossils at the Texas Science and Natural History Museum.

Photo by ATXtoday

The Texas Science & Natural History Museum held its grand reopening this weekend.

The nearly 100-year-old museum — formerly known as the Texas Memorial Museum — closed last March for an 18-month renovation, reopening to the public this month with a new look and new exhibits.

Here’s what you can see at the museum:

  • A tyrannosaur, partially excavated from Big Bend National Park
  • A 33-ft pterosaur skeleton
  • An exhibit on Texas’ environmental history, spanning 600 million years
  • Fossils of ancient plants and animals
  • A geological gallery, complete with meteorites

The museum is open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $10 — plan your visit.

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