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Bandera Natural History Museum

EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATE, and ENJOY

(830) 328-5090

Exhibits

Visit us today

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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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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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

The Happy Tails event has been moved from Sat. Nov 28 to December 19, Saturday at 11. One show only so come early. The much needed rain has caused the change in time. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you appreciate what the rain will do for the land, the animals and us! ... See MoreSee Less

Bring the kids!! Let's get the Holidays started with a fun adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Bandera Natural History Museum

Bring the kids!! Let's get the Holidays started with a fun adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

Bring the kids!! Lets get the Holidays started with a fun adventure!

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Jose Adrian Alvarado let's go

Chris Schubert Saturday the 28th of Nov.

Todd Schumann Brooke Schumann

Stephen Buendia

Nate Krull

Is it cancelled

Is this indoors or outdoors? Rain or shine?

Are reservations required?

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A special three days to honor our US Veterans. Come enjoy our wonderful museum! The 7th, 8th,and 11th! ... See MoreSee Less

A special three days to honor our US Veterans.  Come enjoy our wonderful museum! The 7th, 8th,and 11th!

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I thank each Veteran for their service! God bless America!

1 month ago

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something to make you smile and to have hope. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Minh Nguyen

Had so much fun 3 weeks ago at Bandera Natural History Museum, every time we leave the house now, they ask if we're going to the dinosaurs! ... See MoreSee Less

Had so much fun 3 weeks ago at Bandera Natural History Museum, every time we leave the house now, they ask if were going to the dinosaurs!

New Physical Enhancements to Bandera Natural History Museum, Bandera, Texas

• New attractive building front entrance cover affording protection from natural
weather elements completed June, 2020. Provided by
Margaret and Albert Alkek Foundation

• MORE!! New forthcoming café patio cover (with ceiling fans and lighting) construction to offer mainly shade for presentations and covered outdoor eating area to be
completed by year end 2020. Provided by
Hal and Charlie Peterson Foundation
And
Margaret and Albert Alkek Foundation

Since our doors opened June 18, 2016, the museum continuously strives to bring new
and informative nature-related educational programs complimented with exquisite exhibitions for all ages in addition to enhancing the physical structure. AND THERE IS MORE TO COME IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

Bandera Natural History Museum mschumacher@banderanhm.org
267 Old San Antonio Highway (physical)
PO Box 1555 (mailing)
Bandera, TX 78003 830-328-5090
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New Physical Enhancements to Bandera Natural History Museum, Bandera, Texas

• New attractive building front entrance cover affording protection from natural 
weather elements completed June, 2020. Provided by
Margaret and Albert Alkek Foundation

• MORE!!  New forthcoming café patio cover (with ceiling fans and lighting) construction to offer mainly shade for presentations and covered outdoor eating area to be
completed by year end 2020.  Provided by
Hal and Charlie Peterson Foundation
And 
Margaret and Albert Alkek Foundation

Since our doors opened June 18, 2016, the museum continuously strives to bring new 
and informative nature-related educational programs complimented with exquisite exhibitions for all ages in addition to enhancing the physical structure.  AND THERE IS MORE TO COME IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

Bandera Natural History Museum mschumacher@banderanhm.org
267 Old San Antonio Highway (physical)  
PO Box 1555 (mailing)
Bandera, TX 78003 830-328-5090

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My grandkids love this place, keep an annual membership 😊

We are so happy to have this wonderful museum in our own little town!

Our grandkids love this place and we enjoy taking them there

Dusty Drouin we need to take Liam

Looks great!

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Saturday, 10/31 from 10AM to 4PM... bring the kids and enjoy Halloween festivities! Scavenger Hunts, Guided tours, Dinosaur activities! We are exercise 'safe' procedures because we know what it means to go extinct! Come join us... ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucero Urrabazo we could do this in the morning 🦕🦖 🎃👻

Do we have to register?

Lo disfrutarán mucho los niños ! 👏🏼👏🏼

Todd Schumann Brooke Schumann

Jannet Lopez-Martinez

Heather Patin

How much does this cost

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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.

LOCATION

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

MAILING ADDRESS

Bandera Natural History Museum PO Box 1555 Bandera, TX 78003