Hours

  • Monday: 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 5pm
  • Member-only access:
    Sunday: 10am - 11am, Saturday: 9am - 10am

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“Becoming Jane” — Open May 20

Immerse yourself in Dr. Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking career through a highly interactive experience for children and adults alike.

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Organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

Thursdays on Tap

Join us every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. for Thursdays on Tap. Experience the Museum after-hours with a 21+ crowd and enjoy live music, drinks and food trucks from local businesses. Plus, get full access to all our exhibit halls.

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Discovery Camp

Science Explorers

Offering four themes to choose from, each summer camp is five days of hands-on learning to engage and challenge all future thinkers, inventors and innovators!

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10th Anniversary

Commemorate a decade of inspiring minds by joining us for a yearlong series of community initiatives culminating on December 3, 2022 with our Community Celebration & Festival.

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Don't Miss

Our Gargantuan Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons

You definitely couldn’t miss them anyway — these prehistoric beasts will be the first thing to greet you when you walk into the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall.

GO BACK IN TIME

Two tons of sparkle

Take a look inside a giant amethyst geode on our Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall exhibit hall page — and in the actual hall!

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The Ultimate Race

Think you’re faster than a T. rex or a cheetah? What about NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes? Step up to the starting line in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, and get ready to run.

READY, SET, GO!

Children's hands digging in sand to explore a discovery.

Become a Junior Paleontologist

Dig for dinos in the outdoor sand pit inspired by real fossil digs from Big Bend! Grab a vest, a scoop, a shovel, and a rake and join our team of junior paleontologists in the Moody Family Children’s Museum on the Lower Level.

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See a Tornado Up Close

Reach your hands inside a tornado simulator inside the Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall to feel the airflows and observe the formation of these infamous and powerful storms.

FORECAST: 100% CHANCE OF DISCOVERY

Our Gargantuan Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons

Two Tons of Sparkle

The Ultimate Race

Become a Junior Paleontologist

See a Tornado Up Close

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