Naranjo Museum of Natural History
The mission of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History is to provide access to natural history artifacts and exhibits about ancient cultures, the natural world, and universe.
The Naranjo Museum was established in 2011 by the Naranjo Foundation with the purpose of maintaining and promoting a museum of the highest excellence.
Educating children and the general public about the world’s history is our highest priority, through programs created and implemented by museum staff.
By maintaining low cost admission the Naranjo Museum allows education to be financially accessible to the general and rural public.
The Naranjo Museum serves an estimated 60,000 children from 200 schools in the East Texas region. Previously, students and families would travel 120 miles to visit a natural history museum.
The Natural History Museum performs the following functions:
-Research and acquisition of specimens for the permanent collection to further the public’s scientific knowledge of natural history.
-Preserve artifacts, fossils and objects of cultural and scientific value in the museum collections. Maintain records regarding identification, location and historical value. Assure the museum’s collections security and protections from deterioration and damage. Utilize best practices as defined by the Alliance of American Museums to guarantee the authenticity of specimen on display at the museum.
-Inform the general public on objects in the collection, visiting exhibits, and programs through relationships with local schools, dissemination of information to media, and events open to the public.