Dinosaur Science Museum & Research Center

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Would you like to see and touch real dinosaur bones? Want to watch as fossils are cleaned and prepared? We offer museum tours, paleontology classes, and family-friendly events.

Tour the Museum

When you visit the Dinosaur Science Museum, you have the unique opportunity to interact with one of America's largest dinosaur fossil collections. It's here, on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University, that over 30,000 dinosaur bones (excavated in Wyoming) are cleaned, cataloged, and preserved.

Tours are available by appointment! Please submit your tour request at least 48 hours before your requested tour date to ensure our team has time to respond!

Take our Fossil Class

We are excited to offer a Fossil Preparator Training Course. This course will meet for an entire day of sessions and will provide training in the basics of paleontology, excavation, preparation, preservation, and curation. The course is just $70 for the entirety of the sessions and will be held on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University!

Watch Our Lecture Series!

Watch our past lectures virtually! In each lecture, we discuss a new and exciting topic. Don't miss these exclusive presentations!

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the museum's hours of operation?
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Tuesday by appointments
Wednesday by appointments
Thursday by appointments
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Saturday by appointments

How much does a tour cost?
The price of admission is $5 per attendee. We do offer discounts for veterans, seniors, health care workers, and children under 12 years of age for $3 per attendee. If you’d like to experience our VIP Backstage Tour with Dr. Jared Wood, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Dinosaur Museum, the price of admission is $100 for groups up to 10 attendees and $200 for groups up to 25 attendees.

Where can I park?
Free parking is available at the Chan Shun Centennial Library parking lot on the corner of Magnolia and College Drive.

Where is the museum located?
We are located at 113 West Magnolia Street Keene, Texas 76059

What is the best way to contact the museum?
Please fill out the form above to get in touch. You can also call 817-202-6336 or email dinosaur@swau.edu. The form above provides the quickest response!

How can I help the museum?
Volunteers are an essential part of our museum. Our volunteers clean and prepare fossils, give tours, and assist with special events. Please fill out the form above to learn more about current volunteer opportunities at the museum.

NOTE: We have decided to reopen the Dinosaur Science Museum to the public, but we will only be open by appointment for the foreseeable future. Please fill out the form below to schedule a tour. 

News & Events

SWAU Dinosaur Dig 2022

Dino Dig 2022!

Dinosaur Science Museum Launches Fossil Preparatory Course for Fall 2021

Stephan Gray and a young boy stand next to a dinosaur bone laying on a table

A Discovery of an Experience

Three students in the Dinosaur Science Museum looking at and working on a dinosaur bone

“The Dig” Dinosaur Research Project in Need of a New Field Station

Southwestern Adventist University hosts The North American Premiere of The Dig

Southwestern Adventist University To Host North American Premiere Screening of The Dig

Southwestern Adventist University Inspires Pathfinders in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Under a tent, a group of men look down as they use different tools to excavate the burried bone before them

Dinosaur Research Draws World-Wide Acclaim, Inspires New TV Series

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Dinosaur Science Museum