Note: Allow 1 hour to view exhibits, no visitors will be admitted after 5:00pm.
Holiday Closings: New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve
NEW Holiday Hours 2020: CLOSED Dec. 24th-27th CLOSED Dec. 31sth-Jan. 1
Adult Ticket: $7.50
Child Ticket (ages 4-18): $5.00
Museum Members: Free!
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) NO GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
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.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes! The Naranjo Museum has a gift shop as you exit the museum. There are gifts for everyone to remember their museum visit: toys, shirts, magnets, jewelry, books and more! There are many small items under $5 and on average prices range from $0.75 to $20. All gift shop purchases help support the Naranjo Museum!
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 funded in part by museum admission and gift shop sales. The Naranjo Museum does not get any funding from the city, state or government. In order for the museum to maintain exhibits and programs, the museum relies on community support.
What does Naranjo mean?
“Naranjo” is the last name of the museum founder Dr. Neal Naranjo. The name is a Spanish name, the word means orange tree, and is pronounced: (nah-rahn-howe)