- July 15, 2014

Texas Memorial Museum to Charge Admission


If the Texas Memorial Museum is on your list of places to visit this summer, you may want to head over there before August 4, when the natural history museum will start charging admission. Due to funding cuts at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum will no longer be free for most visitors.

Admission fees, taking effect on August 4, 2014:

Active or retired UT faculty, staff, and students, with a valid UT ID (card holder only, other family members pay the regular rate)
Active or retired U.S. military with picture identification and their dependents (limited to spouse and children only)
Non-UT college students with a valid university or college picture identification
Children under 2
Ages 2 to 12
Ages 13 and up
School children and chaperones in organized K-12 school groups
$1 per child or adult
Home school groups visiting on week days during AISD school days
$1 per child or adult
Organized UT undergraduate and graduate classes

Visiting the Texas Memorial Museum is on the Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids, so if you go, don’t forget to check it off the list!

To read about exploring the Texas Memorial Museum with kids, head over here.

For more information, visit the Texas Memorial Museum website.

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78712-1621


Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Sunday, 1–4:45 p.m.

New Hours (Starting Sept. 1, 2014)

Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.