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Bandera Natural History Museum

EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATE, and ENJOY

(830) 328-5090

Exhibits

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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.

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Available if you call ahead (830)328-5090

Admission

Includes free parking!

Adults

$10.00

Children 3 & Under

Free

Children 12 & Under

$6.00

Active Military

Free

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.

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Events

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1 week ago

Bandera Natural History Museum

SNEAK PEEK! Bandera Natural History Museum's New Spain Art Collection is OPEN! Be one of the first to preview this amazing collection, housed in our fabulous new Art Wing! ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh wow!! Can't wait to see it in person! So amazing that our small town has such a wonderful museum!! Your "sneak peek" photos are really impressive of the new wing!

Les quedó preciosa, Felicidades 💖

Hermosa sala de arte !.

Un placer visitar la colección de arte , espectacular

Can’t wait to share with my grandson

Esta muy bella 1000 razones para apreciarla

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We will be closed on 2/10 and 11... keeping you safe when you visit our Museum ... See MoreSee Less

The Bandera Natural History Museum New Spain Art Wing will be opening soon and you will be immediately whisked off to the 16th century by seeing a one of a kind model of the famous Manila Galleons ... Spanish trading ships, which for two and a half centuries linked the Philippines with Mexico across the Pacific Ocean, making one or two round-trip voyages per year between the ports of Acapulco and Manila, which were both part of New Spain. Just one more exciting and unique feature of what will be a world class exhibition right here in Bandera! ... See MoreSee Less

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Woooou ! Hermoso.

Felicidades al Museo!! Bravo👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Espectacular

Fascinating!

Awesome! We were planning to visit soon maybe we will wait for this to be open first.

Que linda la reseña, que hermoso

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2 months ago

Bandera Natural History Museum

Our New Spain Art Collection is coming soon... watch for announcements! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations !

Congratulations !

Dinosaur George will be at the museum on Wed Dec 23. His programs will be at 1:30 and 3. Make your Christmas Trexiffic by visiting the museum when Dinosaur George is here. ... See MoreSee Less

Dinosaur George will be at the museum on Wed Dec 23. His programs will be at 1:30 and 3. Make your Christmas Trexiffic by visiting the museum when Dinosaur George is here.

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Woooou Padrísimo !. No se lo pierdan.

Charlene Brian Satterfield

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Healthy and Happy New Year. ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Healthy and Happy New Year.

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My daughter would love that!

This is awesome!! 🎄

Hermoso

We posted a video of the tree on our YouTube Channel. It is our favorite tree this year. youtu.be/B5CviI3-6mc

Cody Lowe Mao Lowe Tyler Lowe Amber Eileen Motal Heather Hill Check out this dino Christmas tree.

During our visit, we also went through the Dino Park. Video below. youtu.be/NuYMgxjDgLI

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we have 2 holiday events scheduled: Happy Tails will have their Christmas parade on Dec 19 at 11. Event will be outside. Come early to get your tickets. ... See MoreSee Less

we have 2 holiday events scheduled: Happy Tails will have their Christmas parade on Dec 19 at 11. Event will be outside. Come early to get your tickets.Image attachment

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Fantástico!.

Is this event still happening?

Todd Schumann Brooke Schumann

3 months ago

Maggie J Schumacher

Dinosaur George will be helping us celebrate Christmas by coming to the Bandera Natural History Museum on Wednesday, December 23. His programs will be at 1:30 and 3. We will be outside and social distancing. ... See MoreSee Less

Dinosaur George will be helping us celebrate Christmas by coming to the Bandera Natural History Museum on Wednesday, December 23. His programs will be at 1:30 and 3. We will be outside and social distancing.

3 months ago

Maggie J Schumacher

Happy Tails will be at the Museum on Sat, December 19 at 11am. Their animals will be in a Christmas parade. Event will be held only once and outside. Come early and bring chairs . We will be social distancing. Regular pricing applies. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Tails will be at the Museum on Sat, December 19 at 11am. Their animals will be in a Christmas parade. Event will be held only once and outside. Come early and bring chairs . We will be social distancing. Regular pricing applies.

The Happy Tails program scheduled for today has been postponed due to the rain. They have rescheduled on Sat, DEC 19 at 11. Sorry for any inconvenience but the rain is much needed and appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hours of Operation

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

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LOCATION

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

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Bandera Natural History Museum PO Box 1555 Bandera, TX 78003