Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend
Red River parking lot closed Aug. 4 – 6
MCB is open for viewing during regular hours, Tu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please park on the Ben Jordan side of the museum, as Parking Lot I off of Red River will be closed for top seal and asphalt repair Aug. 4 through Aug. 6. We appreciate your patience!
Family Discovery Day: Fun Science
Participants can make marshmallow catapults, create butterflies with coffee filters and markers, and engineer paper airplanes. Coke and Mentos volcanoes will erupt at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the front lawn. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.
Virtual Exhibit Preview: Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend
MCB will host a Virtual Exhibit Preview at YouTube Channel MCBVictoriaTX. The preview will be accessible beginning at 4:30 p.m.on Thursday, August 13, 2020. How has our community weathered the COVID-19 pandemic? What impact has it had on local residents? Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend tells the stories of our community as we adapt to this crisis, gathered by MCB staff and community members. MCB closed its doors on March 17, 2020 in accord with CDC guidelines, and reopened on May 5. During the closure, museum staff began documenting community experiences by collecting first-hand accounts, contributed photos and videos. This exhibit is organized in partnership with the Victoria Advocate - Emree Weaver, Chief Photographer, and with Bria Woods, Executive Producer-Digital at The Victoria Television Group. The exhibit opens to the public on August 14, 2020, and will be on display through January 23, 2021.
Lunch & Learn: Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend
The museum’s exhibits manager, Heather Para, visits with contributors to the temporary exhibit, Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend, on exhibit August 14, 2020 through January 23, 2021 at MCB. Together, they explore exhibit topics and images that capture the Coastal Bend’s response to the pandemic. Admission to this event is free. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join the discussion in-person or virtually, as circumstances allow.
Lunch & Learn: Can You Dig It?
Archaeology lab volunteers and staff discuss the importance of the archaeological process as demonstrated in the museum’s outreach exhibit, Can You Dig It?, on display beginning July 23 at Victoria City Hall. Admission to this event is free. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join the discussion in-person or virtually, as circumstances allow.
Lunch & Learn: LaSalle & Fort St. Louis
Hear from members of the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics Team (CoBALT), who began working together 17 years ago during the excavation of the Fort St. Louis site and who now volunteer in the museum’s Public Archaeology Lab. They share their experiences, knowledge, and preservation efforts. Admission to this event is free. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join the discussion in-person or virtually, as circumstances allow.
Holiday Artisans Market
Shop unique, hand-crafted products created by regional artisans and makers.