Texas Memorial Museum reopens to the public at 10 am on Saturday, October 8th
Celebrate all things prehistoric! Our new dinosaur, Sarahsaurus aurifontanalis, a 190 million year old sauropodomorph with powerful clawed hands, will be on exhibit in the Great Hall. Get a first look on Saturday, October 8th, and learn more about Sarahsaurus at Family Fossil Fun Day on October 9th and National Fossil Day on October 12th. Museum admission and all activities are FREE! Details below:
Family Fossil Fun Day, Sunday, October 9th, from 1 pm-4:45pm
Discovering Sarahsaurus—with Dr. Timothy Rowe, TNSC vertebrate paleontologist. Learn about Dr. Rowe's exciting find and what Sarahsaurus tells us about dinosaur evolution.
(4th floor, theatre)
Mammoths on the Moves—with Dr. Pamela R. Owen, TNSC vertebrate paleontologist. Come for storytime and a hands-on exploration of mammoths and their relatives from the last Ice Age!
(4th floor, theatre)
Meet a Preparators—with Ms. Laura Naski, TNSC educator and Paleo Lab preparator. See the "tools of the trade" and learn how fossils are cleaned, repaired and made ready for exhibit, research and teaching.
(1st floor, Paleo Lab)
Ongoing 1:00-4:30 pm
Sarahsaurus exhibit (2nd floor)
Crafts and games (2nd floor)
Fossil Identifications (1st floor, Paleo Lab)
Fossil Dig Pit (Outside on the west patio)
Dinosaur Track Mats (Outside on the west patio)
National Fossil Day, Wednesday, October 12th, from 1 pm-4:45pm
2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm:
Sarahsaurus and the success of dinosaurss—a gallery talk with Dr. Pamela R. Owen, TNSC vertebrate paleontologist.
(2nd floor Sarahsaurus exhibit)
Ongoing 1 pm to 4:45 pm:
Fossil Identifications and more!
Meet with TNSC paleontologists and members of the Paleontological Society of Austin to learn about the fabulous fossil record of Texas and explore paleontology as a career or hobby.
(1st floor, Paleo Lab area)
For more information about these events, contact Pamela R. Owen at 512.232.5511 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Memorial Museum is part of the Texas Natural Science Center at UT-Austin.
Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium).
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION. For more information, go to www.texasmemorialmuseum.org.
About UT's Texas Natural Science Center: The Center's mission is to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the past, present and future of biological diversity, especially that of the state of Texas. The Center encourages awareness of biological diversity through research, exhibits, and education/outreach and is made up of the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections. The Center's leading-edge research in the disciplines of paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology has amassed a collection of 5.7 million specimens. All exhibits and education/outreach programs are based on these specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable. Exhibits and educational programming spotlight evolution and biodiversity, dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and minerals. The Center welcomes more than 85,000 visitors to its exhibit hall, the Texas Memorial Museum, annually. The Center is the leader in science education enrichment for Central Texas, with community outreach that includes teacher training workshops that reach 350+ K-12 educators each year, K-12 classroom presentations reaching 4,000+ students each year, 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.