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Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Or by appointment) The Museum's principle function is to increase public awareness of animals, plants, minerals and human activity in the Brazos Valley today and in ages past. Includes a gallery with exhibits of fossils, sculptures, antique farming and survey equipment, a discovery room with more than fifteen varieties of live animals, dozens of taxidermy mounts, educational resources and several exhibits. We have a new Observation Bee hive, taxidermy animals, a butterfly exhibit, and live animals in our Discovery Room. We have a Texas Heritage Collection of Clovis Points on display in our Library, as well as the Dr. James W. Cabaniss collection of items from Mexico and Central America. We also have an exquisite collection of Native American Storyteller pottery, a fabulous mineral collection, a gallery of Texas and local history, and a gallery of real and rare dinosaur and ice age fossils. Our main gallery features a national treasure: a beautiful mural depicting the Brazos River Valley in the Ice Age, and over 50 species of animals who lived here 10,000 years ago.
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Summer Nature Camp: Chemical Curiosities
June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019

Early chemical curiosities resulted in some amazing discoveries! This week we will learn about the history of chemistry, famous chemists, and chemistry basics, as we try out a... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Everything Earth
June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019

We’ll dig into the field of geology as we explore rocks, land formations, erosion, and soil science! Featuring our current exhibition, Rocks: Earth’s Majestic Building Blocks,... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Digging Into Dinosaurs
June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Let’s leap back in time to better understand the clues dinosaur fossils leave us. Come be a part of this prehistoric adventure as we learn all about popular dinosaurs and some... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: A Budding Naturalist
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Have a knack for observing nature? There is so much to explore on land, in the water, and in the skies. Join the Museum and the Brazos Valley Texas Master Naturalists, as we... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Ocean Adventures
July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Dive in for a fun-filled week of watery fun. We’ll explore the depths of the oceans as well as the waterways in our own backyards. Join us as we learn about how water played a... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Mummy Mysteries
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Ever wonder where mummies are found? Or how they were created? Explore mummy discoveries from around the world and learn about the history of other cultures through the clues... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Crazy Critters
July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Why do earthworms need to stay moist? Do frogs always lay their eggs in water? There is so much to explore when we study crazy critters! Join us this week as we better... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Back to the Ice Age
July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Imagine a world where 1/3 of Earth is covered in ice! This happened during the Ice Age, a time when giant animals known as megafauna roamed Earth. Come chill with us as we... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Milky Way Mysteries
August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Journey with us as we unravel the mysteries of our planet’s home, the Milky Way. This week promises to be filled with out of this world adventure! We will launch into space... Read More

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Summer Nature Camp: Island Life
August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Adventure awaits as we travel to a different island each day! We will learn about select islands, how they formed, native inhabitants and cultures, as well as the unique... Read More

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Boonville Days Festival
October 5, 2019

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and Boonville Heritage Park on October 5 for the Boonville Days Festival, a free event held from 9am-4pm! This festival also... Read More

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Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K
October 5, 2019

Join us for the one-of-a-kind race along a scenic route in Bryan, Texas on October 5th at 7:30am as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 11th annual Buffalo... Read More

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