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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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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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We had such a lovely senior shoot at the Bandera Natural History Museum last week—socially distanced, or course! Thank you, Drea and Aidan! It was a beautiful experience, and a beautiful day!

Isaiah 12:4

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What a great idea for an unusual shoot!

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Se le conoce como Zorro de fuego y es hermoso !.

Beauty

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This county is so blessed to have this great museum!

1 month ago

It was a very nice place, and we had a great time. The staff was very polite. Thank you es un lugar muy hermoso pasamos un tiempo realmente especial y la atención es estupenda ... See MoreSee Less

Due to our construction we had to move our flagpole. After over a year we are thrilled to say, our flag is proudly flying. HAPPY 4th of JULY.
We are open this weekend. Hope you will visit.
Masks, hand sanitizer, are available and we are social distancing.
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Due to our construction we had to move our flagpole. After over a year we are thrilled to say, our flag is proudly flying. HAPPY 4th of JULY. We are open this weekend. Hope you will visit. Masks, hand sanitizer, are available and we are social distancing.

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Come visit Banderas Museums this 4th of July weekend.

What did the buffalo say to his son when he left the herd?

Bison!

Image: American bison standing tall at Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

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Michelle Renee this is going to be you and your baby 😍....for the exception that neither of you will ever be this big 🤣

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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