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Podcasts 1–9

Use your computer to create your personal tour of the Texas Memorial Museum. Explore 36 exhibit highlights including the largest group of insects on Earth, plants made of glass, and 4.5 billion year old meteorites.

Interested in reading the content of the audio tour instead? Then view the transcripts.

Podcasts 1–9 | 10–17 | 19–27 | 28–36

Texas Memorial Museum

1. What is the outside of the Museum made of?


Dr. Edward Theriot
Director
Time length: 38 seconds
Transcript 1 | MP3-1

Glen Rose dinosaur tracks

2. How old are these dinosaur tracks?


Dr. Edward Theriot
Director
Time length: 42 seconds
Transcript 2 | MP3-2

Meteorite

3. How can you tell if you've found a meteorite?


Dr. Ann Molineux
NPL Collections Manager
Time length: 1 minute 5 seconds
Transcript 3 | MP3-3

Sea urchins

4. What do sea urchins eat?

 

Dr. Ann Molineux
NPL Collections Manager
Time length: 44 seconds
Transcript 4 | MP3-4

Sailback

5. Why the long spines on sailbacks?


Dr. Pamela R. Owen
Senior Biodiversity Educator
Time length: 44 seconds
Transcript 5 | MP3-5

"Tyrannosaurus"

6. Has anyone ever found a Tyrannosaurus in Texas?


Dr. Pamela R. Owen
Senior Biodiversity Educator
Time length: 44 seconds
Transcript 6 | MP3-6

Onion Creek Mosasaur

7. Why do mosasaurs have a second set of upper teeth?


Dr. Pamela R. Owen
Senior Biodiversity Educator
Time length: 41 seconds
Transcript 7 | MP3-7

Shoal Creek Plesiosaur

8. Has this plesiosaur lost its head?


Dr. Pamela R. Owen
Senior Biodiversity Educator
Time length: 44 seconds
Transcript 8 | MP3-8

Jaw from the gomphothere "Amebelodon", an extinct relative of mammoths, elephants, and mastodons.

9. What kind of animal has a jaw like this?


Dr. Pamela R. Owen
Senior Biodiversity Educator
Time length: 44 seconds
Transcript 9 | MP3-9