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Museum Hour:

SPECIAL HOURS  Tuesday June 13th: The Museum will open late Tuesday morning. The museum should be open by 11:15am. Naranjo Museum staff will be doing a presentation for Lufkin ISD special needs. The program will run until 10:45 and the museum should open no later than 11:15 am. 

Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm

Note: Please allow at least 45 minutes to see the exhibits.

Closed: New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Museum Admission

Adult Ticket: $7.50

Child Ticket (ages 4-18): $5.00

children 3 and under are free (not applicable for group tours)

Group Tours (10+): $5.00 per person (must schedule in advance for group rate)

 

Directions

Address: 5104 South 1st (Hwy 59S) Lufkin, TX 75901

 

For those traveling South on  59S heading toward Diboll or Houston. You will pass through the College Dr. Intersection and will pass a cluster of hotels. The Naranjo Museum will be on the right side and shares a parking lot with A Pineywoods Home Health.

For those traveling North on 59 heading toward Lufkin. The Naranjo Museum is about 7 miles north of Diboll and will be on the left side of 59S after Garden of Memories Cemetery.

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FAQ

How long has the museum been here?

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History opened its doors in September of 2012.

Are there activities for children?

There are several hands-on exhibits at the Naranjo Museum for children. There are dig pits where guests can dig “fossils” like a real paleontologist. The red buttons around the museum activate a hologram-like Dr. Naranjo who will explain the exhibit you are looking at.

Are pictures allowed?

Yes! You may take as many pictures as you like in the museum, all we ask is that NO FLASH be used, as it will lead to the damage of backdrop paintings.

Why is there an admission cost?

The Naranjo Museum is a private collection museum, it is not state or government funded. In order for the museum to function and keep our doors open to the public, the museum relies on ticket sales, gift shops sales, and donations.

What does Naranjo mean?

“Naranjo” is the last name of the museum founder Dr. Neal Naranjo. The name is Spanish name, the word means orange, and is pronounced: (nah-rahn-howe) Some visitors think the name is of Native American decent, and that the museum is a Native American artifacts museum. Though we have several Native American artifacts, the museum is named after the Naranjo family and their Natural History collection.

 

Posted March 17, 2015
Categories: The Museum

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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