Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend

Hands-On History: Nature As Art

Use nature to create masterpieces at the museum! Make beautiful art prints using the sun and leaves, and vegetables and plants.

Hands-On History: CSI: Victoria

Discover the field of forensics. Learn to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, and find out how archaeologists gather information from skeletons. All activities included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Preview Reception: Weird & Wonderful Prehistoric Mammals

Dinosaurs weren’t the only creatures living on Earth millions of years ago. Mammals were here too! Mammals first appeared over 200 million years ago, sharing the earth for many years with herds of huge plant-eating dinosaurs. After the extinction of the dinosaurs, mammals became the dominant life form of the next era. Some mammals evolved to become the giants of the land, and some developed wacky features compared to their modern descendants. Learn about these prehistoric mammals at the Museum of the Coastal Bend’s new temporary exhibit Weird & Wonderful Prehistoric Mammals! Discover the ancient mammals lifestyles, their curious adaptations, and their interaction with early peoples, through interactive activities, informative exhibits, and interpretations of fossil evidence.

Hands-On History: Mammal Madness

Come and check out the museum's new temporary exhibit: Weird and Wonderful Prehistoric Mammals, and participate in some hands-on activities. Try to create your own prehistoric mammal and throw darts on the front lawn using an atlatl. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Home School Class: Prehistoric Mammals

Students will have a chance to discover prehistoric mammals that would have roamed this region of Texas. Determine the length of certain mammal legs, try to match the mammals, and create rubbings to take home. Registration required. $10 per student ($8 for museum members) and parents/guardians are free. Deadline for registration is the Saturday before the class, no drop-offs please.

Hands-On History: Toys of the Past

This Spring Break bring the family to the museum for three days of hands-on fun! Wednesday, March 13th--Make corn husk dolls Thursday, March 14th--Create beautiful pinwheels and your own Ball-And-Cup game Friday, March 15th--Make silly whirligigs and thaumatropes All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Hands-On History: Toys of the Past

This Spring Break bring the family to the museum for three days of hands-on fun! Wednesday, March 13th--Make corn husk dolls Thursday, March 14th--Create beautiful pinwheels and your own Ball-And-Cup game Friday, March 15th--Make silly whirligigs and thaumatropes All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Hands-On History: Toys of the Past

This Spring Break bring the family to the museum for three days of hands-on fun! Wednesday, March 13th--Make corn husk dolls Thursday, March 14th--Create beautiful pinwheels and your own Ball-And-Cup game Friday, March 15th--Make silly whirligigs and thaumatropes All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Home School Class: Eyes and Ears

Learn how your eyes and ears work by participating in fun science experiments including traveling sound and eye tricks. Registration required. $10 per student ($8 for museum members), parents/guardians are free. Registration deadline is the Saturday before class, no drop-offs please

Hands-On History: It’s About Time

Come by the museum to create your own sand-timer and sundial, and learn about how people kept time throughout history. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Hands-On History: Victorian Cards

Use lace, beads, Victorian pictures, and more to create Victorian style Mother's and Father's Day cards at the museum! While you're creating, learn a little about Victorian traditions. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.