- List of Exhibits
- Brazos Spring Mural
- Carter Creek Nature Trail
- Cotton Farming in the Brazos Valley
- Discovery Room
- Flying Reptiles of the Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Ice Age: Brazos Valley and Beyond
- Ice Age Mammals
- Monitor & Virginia: Ironclads at War
- Native American Stone Tools
- Ranching and Chuck Wagon Display
- Reconstructing the USS Westfield, A Civil War Gunboat
- Road to Discovery: the Parent Child Interface
- The Mary Terrell
- The Republic of Texas
- Past Exhibits
- Astronomy’s New Messengers
- Educator's Showcase
- Educator's Showcase 2011
- Educator Showcase
- El Camino Real de los Tejas
- Enduring Transformation: The Kazakh People in a Changing World
- Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors
- From Earth to the Universe
- Getting to the Core: The JOIDES Resolution
- Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
- Lee and Grant
- Legacy - The Astin Family
- Lone Star Lizards
- Neches Journeys: Land River and People
- Rarámuri: Runners of the Sierra Madre
- Texas: Vanishing Habitats and Species
- Texas Writers and J. Frank Dobie: Texan Legend
- The Bison: American Icon
- The Brogdon Hotei
- The CADDO: Traditions and Heritage
- The Shogun Age in Japan
- Two Views of Indigenous Bolivia
- VANISHED: German-American Civilian Internment in Texas, 1941-48
- Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of the American Landscape Painting
- Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
- Getting Involved
- Events and News
Wish Upon a Butterfly
Remember the day your father taught you how to ride a bike? Remember Anna, the neighbor who always asked for sugar? Tim, the cousin who did not come back from war? All these people and circumstances who have made you a better person deserve a moment of honor.
This July 27, join us in honoring your loved ones—those who are here, and those who are gone. Starting at 9 am, check in with a delicious reception, and at 10 am, beautiful butterflies will be taking the skies, and with them, the messages you would like your loved ones to hear...
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History invites you to join our annual live butterfly release on Saturday, July 27th from 9-11 am. Butterflies will be pre-sold for $20 each prior to the event, please call the Museum to reserve your butterfly by credit card, or you may send a check to the Museum: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Release, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802. All proceeds benefit the Museum and will be used to help fund the Museum’s Discovery room!
Come to the Museum at 9 am to check in and enjoy refreshments, and take this opportunity to view our Observation Bee Hive and butterfly display in the Museum’s Discovery Room. A few minutes before 10 am. live butterflies will be passed out to participants and released on the front lawn of the Museum. The Texas A&M Garden Club will also be on hand to pass out seeds and talk about butterfly gardening!
Butterflies are limited, so don’t delay! We will also sell some on the day, if any are left! Don’t miss a chance to support the only natural history museum in a 100 mile radius, and to make a special wish or to honor a loved one as you release your butterfly.
Support and celebrate the beautiful natural world of the Brazos Valley with us on July 27th. Whoever purchases the most butterflies also wins the honor of naming our Butterfly display after a loved one for a full year!
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. The Museum is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free. Museum will be free to Butterfly Release participants on July 27th.