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Texas Natural Science Center - event information:

Identification Day
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
1:00 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St. (2 blocks north of the UT football stadium)

Bring your natural objects!  UT scientists and other experts will identify natural objects you have found (fossils, rocks, arrowheads, etc.) and give you more information about them.

NOTE:  Scientists from Texas Natural Science Center's Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and Texas Natural History Collections are present at each ID Day, along with a variety of special guest experts from UT-Austin and the Austin area.

Contact Susan Romberg for more information -- 232-5654 or

Texas Memorial Museum is part of UT-Austin's Texas Natural Science Center. 
Regular hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Location:  2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium)


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UT-Austin's Texas Natural Science Center is comprised of four units:  the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections. 

Mission: to encourage awareness and appreciation of the interplay of biological, geological and environmental forces as they have shaped, are shaping and will shape our world. 

The Center's leading-edge research, conducted in the disciplines of biology, geology and paleontology, has produced a collection of 6 million specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable.  All educational outreach programs and exhibits at the Texas Memorial Museum are based on these specimens, spotlighting evolution, dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and minerals.  The Center is the leader in science enrichment for Central Texas, with educational outreach that includes teacher training workshops, K-12 classroom presentations, public events, partnerships with other science organizations, and a website featuring educational materials for teachers and students.