Calling all dinosaur fans! These amazing Texas places will take you on a journey to the prehistoric world where you will get to see many dinosaur-related attractions and exhibits, such as life-size dinosaurs in natural habitats, fossil exhibitions, skeletons, and more! Kids will have so much fun learning about these prehistoric animals that walked our planet millions of years ago! Check out this list on the 15 places for kids to see and learn about dinosaurs in Texas.
Where: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Hours: Regular Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM | Exhibitions: Monday- Sunday: 9 AM –5 PM (last entry to special exhibits at 4:30 PM)
Where: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10 AM –5 PM | Sunday 11 AM –5 PM | Last exhibit entry: 4 PM
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers an entire hall of dinosaur history and amazing exhibits.
You will get to learn about fossils, dinosaur life, see virtual paleo-habitats, and enjoy many other fun dino-related activities!
Where: 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM- 5 PM | Sunday 12 PM- 5 PM
At the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, you will find DinoLabs&DinoDig where you will learn about dinosaurs, discover skeletons through technology, and even explore a replica field site!
Where: 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday Noon – 5 PM
When visiting the Austin Nature and Science Center in the search for dinosaur material, go straight to the outdoor paleontology exhibit called Dino Pit.
As well as having a hands-on educational experience, you will also get to enjoy other exhibits such as dinosaur trackways, see fossils, and more!
Where: 1058 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043, USA
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 5 PM
Wander among hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs in a natural setting, enjoy interactive exhibits, and a dino-themed playground with slides, swings, and more!
There’s also an interactive boneyard, the Prehistoric Museum, and more for the family to enjoy!
Where: 893 Union Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612, USA
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM | Last trail entry is at 3:30 PM
The life-size dinosaurs at this outdoor museum show skin and color variations to understand what they looked like when they existed.
Walk among a nature trail and discover dinosaurs among plants, trees, and rocks. Families can also enjoy fossil-dig, playground, and a dinosaur store!
Where: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069, USA
Hours: Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM | Wednesday9 AM – 5 PM | Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM | Friday 9 AM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 1 PM-5 PM | Monday Closed
Where: Big Bend National Park, Big Bend National Park, TX, USA
Hours: Park entrances are open 24 hours daily, all year. Fossil Discovery Exhibit is open from dawn to dusk.
At the Big Bend National Park, look for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit and experience the changes to Big Bend’s plants and animals through 130 million years of geologic time.
Enjoy a trail to a panoramic view on your way!
Where: 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746, USA
Inside Zilker Botanical Garden you will find The Hartman Botanical Garden, which showcases plants ancient enough to have coexisted with dinosaurs, dino tracks, and more!
See what Austin looked like at the time dinosaurs walked the planet.
Where: 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
Hours: Monday 10 AM – 5 PM | Tuesday 10 AM – 8 PM | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday Noon – 5 PM
Visit the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery at Witte Museum and learn about the animals that lived here more than 110 million years ago.
Discover skeletons, footprints, and an amazing Dinosaur Lab where you can excavate dinosaur bones!
Where: 267 Old San Antonio Road, Bandera, TX, USA
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM | Monday and Tuesday: Closed
If you liked the movie ‘’Night at The Museum’’, you will recognize the life-size triceratops dinosaur skeleton reproduction used in the film.
This, and 18 life-size dinosaurs, four-play stations is what you will find at The Bandera Natural History Museum.
Where: 4831 FM2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, USA
Hours: Summer Hours (JUN 1 – AUG 15): Daily 10 AM – 4 PM | Winter Hours (AUG 16 – MAY 31): Daily 1 PM – 5 PM. Open on July 4th | Closed for the following Holidays: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day, New Years’ Eve/Day.
Get ready to see over 200 dinosaur tracks, model dinosaurs, and more!
Enjoy this outdoor educational place while the family learns all about these magnificent creatures! Don’t miss the fossil display and other interesting exhibits!
Where: 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043, USA
Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Visit the place where, long ago, dinosaur left their footprints.
Enjoy dinosaur tracks, explore trails, and enjoy wildlife viewing. There are many activities you can do with the family in this former dinosaur habitat!
Where: 400 College Blvd, Clute, TX, USA
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM | Sunday 2 PM – 5 PM | Monday Closed.
Where: 2400 Trinity St, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM