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  The Naranjo Museum provides the perfect backdrop for your next event! Your guests will enjoy the party while viewing world class artifacts and exhibits, making your party the event of th ...

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History of the Museum

They roamed the Earth for 165 million years, they were larger than life and dominated the landscape, then in a flash they were gone. Though they became extinct more than 65 million years ago, dinos ...

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Naranjo Museum resources for Teachers

Here at the Naranjo Museum, we understand the difficult job teachers have in navigating this new teaching environment. We want to continue to serve as a local resource for teaching students about foss ...

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New: Download a Virtual Guide to the Naranjo Museum

Enhance your museum experience by downloading a virtual guide to the Naranjo Museum! The pdf file includes easy-to-navigate pages that show maps, fun facts, illustrations and more! Children will ...

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Visit the Naranjo Museum of Natural History

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Plan your visit: View health protocols for the Naranjo Museum

With your help, we can create a safe environment for visitors and museum staff. We are excited to welcome visitors to the museum again, but please know that visiting the Naranjo Museum is optional and ...

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Naranjo Museum Reopening Friday May 22nd

We are excited to welcome visitors back to the museum! REVIEW MUSEUM SAFETY PROTOCOLS WHEN PANNING YOUR VISIT (CLICK HERE)   ...

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Health and Safety Protocols for the Naranjo Museum

With your help, we can create a safe environment for visitors and museum staff. We are excited to welcome visitors to the museum again, but please know that visiting the Naranjo Museum is optional and ...

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HELP SUPPORT THE NARANJO MUSEUM

Now more than ever, the Naranjo Museum needs your support to help further our mission of educating East Texas. Click on our latest post to see how you can support Lufkin's only Natural History Museum. ...

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How you can help support the Naranjo Museum

Now more than ever, the Naranjo Museum of Natural History needs your support to further our mission of educating East Texas. Though we are closed, our staff is still working to improve exhibits, creat ...

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#MuseumatHome: Coloring Page FREE Downloads

Click on the links below and download pages from the Naranjo Museum Coloring Page! Trex Triceratops Pterodactyl Stegosaurus Baby Hadrosaur Maze Velociraptor Draw Some Fossils Bab ...

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Become a Museum Member!

  We have lowered the pricing on all membership levels! Our most popular membership option is a family membership which includes free annual admission and discounts on camps and rentals. Becomin ...

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Naranjo Museum Summer Camps

Naranjo Museum Summer Camps Start July 6th ATTENTION UPDATED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: All campers 10 years and older will be required to wear a mask at camp. Campers showing any of the following symptoms ...

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Naranjo Museum loans fossils to the Discovery Science Place in Tyler, TX.

  CLICK HERE for "Return of the Dinosaurs" promotional video This Summer, the Naranjo Museum of Natural History will be loaning a few real fossils to the Discovery Science Place in Tyler, TX. I ...

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Schedule a Field Trip to the Naranjo Museum!

  Take your students on a journey of discovery and wonderment. Plan a field trip at the Naranjo Museum of Natural History! Guided Tours. When your group visits the museum on a field trip, t ...

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Museum Gift Shop

    New Arrivals in the Naranjo Museum Gift Shop     The Naranjo Museum Gift Shop is open during museum hours! ...

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Museum Mission

Naranjo Museum of Natural History Mission Statement The mission of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History is to provide access to natural history artifacts and exhibits about ancient cultures, the na ...

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Become a Naranjo Museum Member

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $30 -Free Admission for 1 year -Quarterly Newsletter -Special invitation to Members-only events FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $60 -Free annual admission for two named adults and all n ...

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Moon rock lands in Lufkin at Naranjo Museum

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's a rare and special piece of rock, matter of fact there are only a few samples on display on the planet and now a piece of the moon has found a home here in Lufkin. "It's ver ...

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Founder of Everest Science Center pays visit to Lufkin’s Naranjo Museum of Natural History

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's rare that East Texas gets visitors from all over the world. However, the founder of the Everest Science Center in Nepal made a special visit to the Naranjo Museum of Natural ...

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Naranjo Museum Participates in Foundations in Art Conference

Dr. Neal Naranjo, the Naranjo Museum of Natural History, and Professor Peter Andrew, Stephen F. Austin School of Art, co-presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) conference in ...

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Naranjo Museum Makes Top 10 Stories of 2012

By MELISSA HEARD/The Lufkin News Editor’s note: Employees of The Lufkin News have selected this as the No. 9 local story of 2012. We plan to count down our top 10 local stories of the year until we u ...

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Naranjo Museum Announces Moon Rock Exhibit

Who: Dr. Jennings Neal Naranjo of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History What: Moon Rock and Space Re-Entry Helmet Exhibit Opening When: February 1st at 10 a.m. through March 30th Where: Naranjo M ...

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Field Trips

The mission of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History is to educate East Texas about the History of the Earth, the life of the dinosaurs, and early human culture. The Naranjo Museum is the perfect teac ...

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Nov. 21st: Exhibit Opening Event with Artifact Identification

EXHIBIT OPENING EVENT: Saturday, November 21st, 1pm-5pm PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Join us as we celebrate Texas history and the new Texas Artifacts Exhibit. Visitors will enjoy viewing the new exhib ...

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Dancing with Dinos Further Postponed

(Press Release:) The Naranjo Museum’s annual spring gala “Dancing with Dinos” which was previously rescheduled for September 12th, will be further postponed until conditions surrounding COVID-19 impr ...

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Radiometric Dating and Cretaceous North America, Dig Pit

Radiometric dating is a process used to date rocks and fossils after they are found. Willard F. Libby was one of the first men to understand and discover this process. He won the Nobel Prize in 1960 f ...

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Naranjo Museum of Natural History

Tickets Price
Age 3 & under Free
Age 4 to 18 $5.00
Adults $7.50

Hours of Operation
Mon. - Sat.: 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 6 PM

For more information, call
(936) 639-3466