Texas Museums

New Perot Museum of Nature & Science in DallasTexas has hundreds of museums and here is our list of the best museums in Texas. Texas is home to a wide variety of museums from one room museums in West Texas with a bird nest and some western artifacts to the brand new 180,000 square foot $185 million Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas with 5 floors of fun stuff to see and learn about. In Texas you'll find some of the nations best art museums, nature museums, science and history museums, and specialty museums for cars, sports, Holocaust, oil, Texas Ranger, children's, printing, and more. On a hot summer day or a cold blustery rainy afternoon, it's hard to beat spending a few hours in some of the best museums in Texas. This page is brand new and we'll be adding new museums as quickly as possible. Let us know about your favorites museums in Texas.  

Best Dallas and North Texas Museums

Sid Richardson Museum

Ft Worth

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The Sid Richardson Museum features permanent and special exhibitions of paintings by the premier Western artists, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The works, reflecting both the romance and reality of the American West, are the legacy of the late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson. The collection also includes works by Oscar E. Berninghaus, Charles F. Browne, Edwin W. Deming, William Gilbert Gaul, Peter Hurd, Frank Tenney Johnson, William R. Leigh, Peter Moran and Charles Schreyvogel. Admission is free.

Sid Richardson Museum

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Dallas

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The new 180,000 square feet $185 million Perot Museum of Nature & Science opened in late 2012 and it is spectacular. Five levels with 11 permanent exhibits with everything from building and programming a small robotic vehicle to 3 D state of the art movies to life size dinosaur skeletons to an earthquake simulation. Great for everyone from 3 to 93 and lots of hands on and digital displays about science and nature.
Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Best San Antonio Museums

Witte Museum & South Texas Heritage Center

San Antonio

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Two good museums for the price of one. The Witte Museum has historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, textiles, the world-renowned Hertzberg Circus Collection, dinosaur bones, cave drawings, Texas wildlife dioramas and the four-story H-E-B Science Treehouse. The South Texas Heritage Center tells some stories about cowboys, cattle, chili queens, oil, and outlaws of South Texas.

Best Hill Country Museums

Hill Country Science Mill

Johnson City

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Discover the fun of science at the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City! Housed in an 1880s mill, this non-profit science center offers a fun, interactive learning environment for the whole family.

Visit sciencemill.org for more information on hours, special events, field trips and summer camps.

Hill Country Science Mill

Best South Texas & Rio Grande Valley Museums

International Museum of Art & Science

McAllen, Texas

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International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliated museum that is regarded as the premiere art and science museum of South Texas.

You can participate in hands-on science exhibits and an interesting and unique playscape, learn about original works of art, and enjoy a number of revolving art and science exhibits each year.

One of the art exhibits at IMAS

Museum of South Texas History

Edinburg, Texas

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The Museum of South Texas History features exhibits on the history of the Rio Grande Valley, as well as the rest of South Texas and Northern Mexico. You can walk through very well done exhibits starting with the giant prehistoric mosasaur and an ice age mammoth followed by the native indians, the colonization and exploration by the Spanish, the Mexican War and US Civil War, and then the eras of the steamboat, cattle kingdom, and the coming of the railroad followed by south Texas most recent history. Very interesting, well done, and informative.
exhibit at Museum of South Texas

 

 

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