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The University of Texas at Austin Texas Natural Science Center Texas Natural Science Center

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Enjoy 20% off all merchandise in The Museum Store, December 4th–December 7th.

Save on a new selection of educational toys, books, puzzles, t-shirts, rocks and minerals, jewelry, stationery, and other gifts.  ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE MUSEUM'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN!

Photographer Laurence Parent will be signing his new book, entitled “Portrait of Austin,” on Thursday, December 4th from 4pm6pm.  The book features exquisite photos that capture the city’s own brand of down-home sophistication.

Extended shopping hours, Thursday, December 4th–shop until 7:00pm!

Regular shopping hours through December 7th–
Friday, 9:00 am5:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity Street
(two blocks north of the UT football stadium)

contact Store Manager Louise Meeks:  232-4278  lmeeks@mail.utexas.edu


Texas Memorial Museum is the exhibit hall and education/outreach unit of the Texas Natural Science Center at UT Austin. Regular museum hours are MondayFriday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium). ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION.

For more information about the Texas Memorial Museum, visit texasmemorialmuseum.org.

About UT’s Texas Natural Science Center: The Center encourages awareness of biological diversity through research, exhibits, and educational programming and is made up of the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections.  Our leading-edge research in the disciplines of paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology has amassed a $4-billion collection of 5.7 million specimens.  All exhibits and educational programming  are based on these specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable.  We welcome more than 75,000 visitors to our exhibit hall, the Texas Memorial Museum, annually.  We are the leader in science education enrichment for Central Texas, with community outreach including teacher training, school presentations reaching 800+ K12 students each semester, public events that draw more than 8,000 visitors annually, partnerships with other science organizations, and a website featuring virtual exhibits with educational materials for teachers and leading-edge research data.

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