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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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October 2020: Halloween at the Naranjo Museum

The dinosaurs are celebrating Halloween all month long! Starting October 1st, the Naranjo Museum will be decorated from top to bottom with family-friendly Halloween decorations. Pumpkins, ghosts, ...

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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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Apollo 14 Moon Rock: Largest Lunar Sample on Display

See the Largest Moon Rock on Display! The Apollo 14 Moon Rock was collected during a mission including crew members: Alan Shepard, Edgard Mitchell and Stuart Roosa. The Apollo 14 Mission launched Ja ...

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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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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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Masks Required for Visitors 10 years and Up

For the health and safety of visitors and museum staff Visitors 10 years and older are required to wear masks when visiting the Naranjo Museum. Visitors 10 years and younger are encouraged to wear m ...

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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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New 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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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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Apollo 14 Learning Resources

Apollo 14 Moon Rock at the Naranjo Museum The Apollo 14 Moon Rock or Lunar Sample here at the Naranjo Museum was collected during the Mission to the Moon. Here are some resources to help children lea ...

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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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Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CAMP WEBPAGE ...

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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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New in the Jurassic Exhibit: 9ft Camarasaurus Leg

    You cannot help but see the newest addition to the Jurassic Sauropod exhibit at the Naranjo Museum. This 9-foot tall leg and shoulder blade belongs to Camarasaurus, one of the most c ...

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New Early Human Artifact: Homo naledi

  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://naranjomuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/naranjo.mp4"][/video]   Meet Homo naledi, the most recently discovered member of the hum ...

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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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NEW Fossils added to the Cambrian Exhibit

Thirty-three fossils have been added to the Cambrian Exhibit. These fossils were found in California and were collected by Dr. Neal Naranjo and Jennings Naranjo II . The fossils were added in Septembe ...

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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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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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NASA moon rock exhibit

The Apollo 14 Moon Rock is on display in the center of the Naranjo Museum of Natural History. The article below is from the Lufkin Daily News when the Moon Rock first arrived in 2014. The ...

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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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Volunteer

Volunteers will receive: -Free Museum admission -Free Museum T-shirt -10% Discount on Gift Shop purchases -Invitation to Special Museum Events There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, here are ...

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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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Posted March 26, 2015
Categories: The Museum