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Various exciting items inside the museum include our icon “Twiga” (Swahili for giraffe) – a 17-foot Masai giraffe, a 2000-pound solid jade tiger, a life size triceratops dinosaur skeleton reproduction used in the movie “Night At The Museum”, the Trail of Habitats — six hand painted dioramas with over 100 animals along with corresponding flora and fauna used to inspire wonder about wildlife and their habits and habitats. In addition, there are many other exhibits. The museum also has 18 life size dinosaurs plus four play stations on its 8 acre grounds, a gift shop with items starting at minimal prices, plus the Twiga Café and Patio with vending machines for drinks and snacks.

Meet Olivia, our resident dinosaur.
Be sure to check the Events section for dates and times.


Available if you call ahead (830)328-5090


Includes free parking!



Children 3 & Under


Children 12 & Under


Active Military


For groups or birthday parties, please contact call 830-328-5090 or email mjschumacher@banderanhm.org in advance so we can accommodate your needs and reserve the museum for your visit.

Our Sponsors

We wouldn’t be here were it not for the kind support of our sponsors.

If you would like to become a sponsor please contact us at (830) 328-5090.


Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

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Bandera, TX is the Cowboy Capital of the World™. As well as the museum, Bandera offers families fantastic and fun attractions and events, many types of lodging, and delicious dining.


Bandera Natural History Museum 267 Old San Antonio Hwy Bandera, TX 78003


Bandera Natural History Museum PO Box 1555 Bandera, TX 78003