When visitors begin the Trail of Habitats walk, they are
transported to a remote area of the African Savannah
where a dramatic portrayal of animals in their natural
predator and prey roles is occurring. The observer
becomes a participant when learning about each animal,
their habits and habitat. The walk continues through 5
more areas of the world.
Artists trained at several universities and art schools from Mexico and Italy painted 6 breathtaking, realistic dioramas representing areas around the world.
Mr. Juan Infante was born in Argentina. He has traveled around
the world many times making his home between Mexico City
and his ranch in Bandera County where he has lived for 4
Originally envisioned by Juan Infante, the project was enthusiastically supported by a group of Bandera residents who worked for 5 years to bring the dream of the Museum to reality.
A special collection of animal mounts, including a 17ft Masai giraffe, art pieces from around the world, including a vast collection of Latin American masks and animal carvings fill the International Hall.
Life size reproductions of
Dinosaurs and Ice Age animals are
positioned around the Museum
grounds. Some of the Dinosaurs
were in Texas 70 million years ago.
Educational play stations provide
children a fun way to learn about
The Texas Hill Country Master Naturalist Chapter has planted native plants in two areas adding beauty and attracting birds and butterflies.
Group tours, school visits, conventions, and groups wanting to experience the "Sensory Safari" must contact us in advance so we can accommodate your needs and reserve the museum for your visit.
Sully Woodland, Chairman
Juan Carlos Infante, Chairman Emeritus
Don P. Giles, Treasurer
Genie Strickland, Secretary
M. J. Schumacher, Senior Director of Development
R. Mack Frazier, Director
Juliet Infante Kirchner, Director
Cindy McMullan, Director
Joe McMullan, Director