Dinosaur Science Museum & Research Center

 

Would you like to see and touch real dinosaur bones? Want to watch as fossils are cleaned and prepared? We offer free museum tours, paleontology classes and family-friendly events.

Tour the Museum

When you visit the Dinosaur Science Museum, you have the unique opportunity to interact with one of America's largest dinosaur fossil collections. It's here, on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University that over 30,000 dinosaur bones (excavated in Wyoming) are cleaned, cataloged and preserved.
 

Take our Paleontology Class

We are excited to offer a Paleontology Preparator Training and Certification Program. This program will meet over five monthly sessions and will provide training in dinosaur fossil identification, excavation, preparation, preservation and curation. Participants may choose to register for a single session that interests them most or may register for the series at a discounted rate and receive their Paleontology Preparator Certification!

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions

 

What are the museum's hours of operation?
Tours are available by appointment only. Please submit your tour requests 48 hours in advance of your requested date.

 

How much does a tour cost?
Please click here to request a FREE tour or to register for a backstage tour that brings you through the vault.

 

Where can I park?
Free parking is available at the Chan Shun Centennial Library parking lot on the corner of Magnolia and College Drive.

 

Where is the museum located?
We are located at 113 West Magnolia Street Keene, Texas 76059
 

What is the best way to contact the museum?
Please fill out the form above to get in touch. You can also call 817-202-6336 or email  . The form above provides the quickest response!

 

How can I help the museum?
Volunteers are an essential part of our museum. Our volunteers clean and prepare fossils, give tours, and assist with special events. Please fill out the form above to learn more about current volunteer opportunities at the museum.

 

NOTE: We have decided to reopen the Dinosaur Science Museum to the public, but we will only be open by appointment for the foreseeable future. Please fill out the form below to schedule a free tour. 

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