The Mission of the Bandera Natural History Museum is to teach and inspire our visitors through our amazing exhibits of international art and cultures, wildlife, and prehistoric life.
Who we are
Bandera Natural History Museum is a nonprofit organization that opened in June 2016. It is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is a nonprofit Public Charity business with 501(c)3 status.
How we're funded
The museum is funded through various means such as ticket sales, museum memberships, grants, donations, sponsorships, and fundraising events. Individuals and groups can purchase tickets to visit the museum. Museum memberships are available for individuals, families, and organizations. Grants and donations are accepted to support the museum's programs and exhibits. Sponsorships and fundraising events are also conducted to support the museum's operations.
What you'll find
The 18,000 sq. ft. facility houses the Juan Infante International Hall, six dioramas, New Spain Art Collection, a conference room, Museum Gift Shop, and Café Twiga.
The Juan Infante International Hall is a showcase of international wildlife and their habitats. It features exotic taxidermy animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. The six dioramas showcase Texas Hill Country wildlife and their habitats. The New Spain Art Collection displays art pieces from colonial Mexico, including paintings, sculptures, and pottery.