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Bandera Natural History Museum

EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATE, and ENJOY

(830) 328-5090
We are open today from 10 AM to 5 PM

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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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.

Events

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6 days ago

Bandera Natural History Museum

Avoiding Extinction! The Bandera Natural History Museum will remain closed until further notice... watch our Facebook page for updates as we assess the situation from week to week! ... See MoreSee Less

The Bandera Natural History Museum, in accordance with the health directives for the Corona Virus, will be closed this coming week beginning Wednesday, March 18th. We care about the health of our friends, patrons, and employees and will reassess each week. Please follow the guidelines to avoid exposure and we will look forward to reopening the place where fun never goes extinct! ... See MoreSee Less

The Bandera Natural History Museum, in accordance with the health directives for the Corona Virus, will be closed this coming week beginning Wednesday, March 18th. We care about the health of our friends, patrons, and employees and will reassess each week. Please follow the guidelines to avoid exposure and we will look forward to reopening the place where fun never goes extinct!

An exciting day at the Bandera Natural History Museum with Happy Tails visiting. Would show a picture of the fox they brought but she spent most of the time under their van. Fortunately visitors helped corral the fox and she finally went into the cage. ... See MoreSee Less

An exciting day at the Bandera Natural History Museum with Happy Tails visiting. Would show a picture of the fox they brought but she spent most of the time under their van. Fortunately visitors helped corral the fox and she finally went into the cage.Image attachmentImage attachment

Did you know that different pollinators are attracted to different colors? Sometimes you can predict the pollinator from the color of the blossom! Bees, like the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), are attracted to blue, purple, and yellow flowers—and since they’re unable to see the color red, they tend to leave red flowers alone. But then what critter pollinates red flowers? Hummingbirds! The birds’ attraction to red flowers help them to find flowers that haven’t already been picked over by bees.
Photo: Mike Pennington
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Dinos, Cowboys and Family Fun.
Come to
Bandera !Check-Out our 2020 Spring Break Guide including special events, camps and more!
Featuring some of our favorite places!
Frontier Times Museum
Bandera Natural History Museum
The Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Magik Theatre
Legoland Discovery Center
And So Many More!
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Dinos, Cowboys and Family Fun. Come to Bandera !

Get ready for a fabulous Spring Break Festival at the Museum! ... See MoreSee Less

Get ready for a fabulous Spring Break Festival at the Museum!

Thank you for coming to the museum today and making such amazing Valentine cards. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you for coming to the museum today and making such amazing Valentine cards.Image attachmentImage attachment

All day fun, Saturday, Feb 8th! Crafts and snacks provided! ... See MoreSee Less

All day fun, Saturday, Feb 8th! Crafts and snacks provided!

2 months ago

Bandera Natural History Museum

We are having a craft day on Saturday, Feb 8 for making Valentines. All materials and Valentine treats will be provided.Come and have a T-Riffic Day. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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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

MAILING ADDRESS

Bandera Natural History Museum PO Box 1555 Bandera, TX 78003