Current Exhibits

Logo of The Bandera Natural History Museum
Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds.

The Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist will be planting native Texas plants to attract birds and butterflies to demonstrate conservation possibilities.

Inside there are over 100 full-body animal mounts positioned in hand-painted dioramas portraying their natural habitats.

An international collection of art pieces are displayed in the museum.

Interactive Zoological Tour
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  • Dioramas
  • Museum Grounds
Henrietta Vargas

The Trail of Habitats

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.

International Hall

Juan Carlos Infante International Hall

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 decades.

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.


Museum Grounds

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 dinosaurs.

The Texas Hill Country Master Naturalist Chapter has planted native plants in two areas adding beauty and attracting birds and butterflies.




  • Adults
  • 100
  • Children 12 and Under
  • 100
  • Children 3 and Under
  • 100
  • Active Service Men and Women
  • 100

Admission Includes Access to:


  •     Free parking
  •     Dinosaurs and Outdoor Play Stations
  •     The Juan Infante International Hall
  •     Six Large Dioramas
  •     Museum Gift Shop
  •     Snack Bar

Groups and Schools

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.


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per year

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  • Newsletter Subscription
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  • Newsletter Subscription
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Our sponsor Bandera Electric Cooperative
Our sponsor Shoe Biz

Location & Hours

  • Address
    267 Old San Antonio Hwy,
    Bandera, TX 78003
  • Phone
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  • Hours
    10:00 - 05:00 : Wednesday - Saturday
    12:00 - 05:00 : Sunday
    Closed : Monday and Tuesday

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Our mission is to inspire wonder about the world's amazing wildlife, their habits, and their habitats.


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The Mission of the Museum is to inspire an awareness and appreciation of the world’s amazing wildlife, their habitats and habits. We provide an educational and enjoyable experience by having displays from around the world and dinosaurs that are out of this world.


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A Sensory Safari is available for groups with special needs so that they may learn about the animals and dinosaurs through touch, sound and sight.


The Museum will use its resources to promote and support conservation efforts.

Board Members

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

Advisory Board

Daniel Dominguez
Reagan Peterson