MCB announces extended hours on Thursday afternoons through 7 p.m. beginning summer 2021. Explore Where Texas History Began and examine the last 13,000 years in the Coastal Bend. View artifacts from the first inhabitants of the region through French, Spanish and Mexican colonial efforts, and the range of diverse influences that have created modern Texan culture. Tour temporary and outdoor exhibits that focus on archaeology and the French settlement of Texas. Admission to the museum is pay-what-you-want.