During preparations for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration, citizens and politicians realized that Texas didn't have a state museum. Soon after, the Texas Memorial Museum was born, and today it's where locals and residents of Sur512 can see a variety of exhibits and enjoy fun events. They include:
Great Hall - According to the museum's website, the Great Hall showcases many specimens never seen by the public. The main highlight is Quetzalcoatalus northropi, the Texas Pterosaur. It's the largest flying creature ever discovered as it has a wingspan of forty feet.
Hall of Geology and Paleontology - The Hall of Geology and Paleontology is a must see for anyone interested in dinosaurs and fossils. It contains more than 500 dinosaur and fossil specimens, with one of the most notable being the Onion Creek Mosasaur. Visitors can ask the museum's paleontologists questions while they prepare fossils for display and research.
Hall of Biodiversity - This exhibit is where you can try interactive displays to learn more about biological evolution.
Hall of Texas Wildlife - Learn all about the mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles that call Texas home. You'll see underwater photographs, mounted specimens, and multimedia displays.
National Fossil Day - Organized by the National Park Service, this free event on September 12 includes Ice Age arts, fossil dig pits, and fossil identifications.
Identification Day - If you have any natural objects such as bones, fossils, and rocks, university scientists and experts from Central Texas will be available to identify them on September 18.
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