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Something for everyone!

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of entertainment for the little ones, are a history buff in search of new stories, or are looking to cross off another presidential museum from your list, the Brazos Valley has something for everyone! To see everything Brazos Valley has to offer, check out the Brazos Valley Museum Collective!


Brazos Valley African American Museum  

The Brazos Valley African American Museum is the official repository of artifacts, oral history, media reports, and other important historical source material for the African Americans who settled and lived in the Brazos Valley of Texas. It is a living museum that reflects the rich diversity of the historical and cultural legacy, present and promise of African Americans in Texas.

Location: 500 E Pruitt St., Bryan, TX 77803
Contact: or 979-775-3961
Hours:  Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

The Museum is the only natural history museum in the Brazos Valley and has served the State of Texas for over six decades. It promotes science and natural and cultural history education, while encouraging responsible stewardship of all natural and cultural resources.  Each year the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History reaches about 50,000 children and adults with stimulating science programs, exhibits and special events.  The museum also hosts tours, lectures, and educational programs for children, such as Nature Camps and school field trips

Location: 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802

Contact: 979-779-2195

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Chappell Hill Historical Society

Chappell Hill offers a history rich in culture, higher education, sandbars and stern-wheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration. The Chappell Hill Historical Society’s mission is: To encourage the preservation of records, buildings, sites and other items of historical interest to the community, and to educate the general public as to the historical significance of the same.

Location: 9220 Poplar St., Chappell Hill, 77426
Contact: or 979-836-6033
Hours:  Contact for appointments

The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley

The mission of The Children’s Museum is to provide a child-centered, hands-on interactive environment for discovery and learning for children. They accomplish this through exhibits and programs that have learning outcomes so children and parents can expand their educational experiences together. Children learn by using their imagination and putting into practice what they learn in the classroom. They have that opportunity at the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley and we invite you to come and see it in action.

Location: 4114 Lake Atlas Dr Suite 110, Bryan, TX 77807
Contact: 979-779-KIDS (5437)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (members only), 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (general) | Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (general)

Cushing Memorial Library

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives is attached to the Sterling C. Evans Library and faces the Academic Building. It was the first freestanding library facility on campus and is now home to special collections, rare books, and the University Archives

Location: 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX, 77843
Contact: 979-845-1951
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Forsyth Galleries

The Forsyth Galleries collect, exhibit, interpret and preserve 19th and 20th century decorative arts and American paintings. By providing creative educational and enrichment opportunities to the campus and diverse audiences, the Forsyth advances the mission of Texas A&M University.

Location: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center, 2nd Floor MSC 2428
Contact: 979-845-9251
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friends of Camp Hearne

Friends of Camp Hearne maintains a museum to preserve, store, interpret and exhibit archaeological artifacts and related wartime memorabilia from Camp Hearne, WWII Prisoner of War Camp.

Location: 12424 Camp Hearne Rd., Hearne, Texas 77859
Contact: or 979-314-7012
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to sponsoring programs and exhibits that benefit students of all grade levels. They are committed to creating an exciting and open educational environment where every student can learn more about our nation’s past. The wide range of activities includes tours, interactive displays, Museum Classroom programs, and family activities.

Location: 1000 George Bush Dr. W., College Station, TX 77845
Contact: or 979-691-4000
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM *Last ticket sold daily at 2:15 PM

J. Wayne Stark Galleries

The Permanent Collection of the Stark Galleries focuses on American paintings, prints, drawings and photographs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some artists represented include Julian Onderdonk, H.O. “Cowboy” Kelly, and Dorothy Hood. Additionally, the Permanent Collection is home to sculpture and various other decorative arts, and provides educational programming to inform guests of all ages about art.

Location: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center, 1st Floor MSC 1110
Contact: 979-845-8501
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

James R. Reynolds Gallery

The Reynolds Gallery is a student art gallery run by the MSC Visual Arts Committee. The programs provided by committees of the MSC seek to entertain, educate, and inspire audiences to reach beyond the classroom experience and gain a broader view of society and the world.

Location: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center, 2nd Floor
Contact: or 979-845-1515
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

MSC Visual Arts Committee

The MSC Visual Arts Committee is a student committee of the Memorial Student Center. The MSC offers a broad mix of programs, services, facilities, and student development opportunities for the Texas A&M community. The programs provided by committees of the MSC seek to entertain, educate, and inspire audiences to reach beyond the classroom experience and gain a broader view of society and the world.

Location: 275 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX, 77884
Contact: or 979-845-1515
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Museum of the American G.I.

The Museum of the American G.I. began in 2001 with an inventory of multiple award-winning artifacts of American military history. The goal of the museum is to be a repository of restored, working military vehicles used by the United States and to display the vehicles in action.

Location: 19124 Highway 6 South, College Station, Texas 77845
Contact: or 979-690-0501
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Monday – Thursday: Group tours by appointment

Star of the Republic Museum

An educational institution, the Star of the Republic Museum interprets the history of the Republic of Texas and its influences. Interpretation is conducted through exhibits, school and group programs, media programs and community programs. The Museum collects and preserves artifacts to implement the programs and extensively researches to ensure authenticity of the collections and presentation.

Location:  23200 Park Rd. 12, Washington, TX 77880
Contact: or 936-878-2461
Hours: Open daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

TAMU Sterling C. Evans Library- Preservation Dept.

The preservation department provides stewardship of the University Libraries’ physical and digital collections by ensuring long-term accessibility and sustainability of the collections for the Libraries’ diverse community of users.


Location:  Sterling C. Evans Library Library Annex, 3rd Floor Suite
Contact: 979-845-3166
Hours: Contact for availability

Texas Cotton Gin

The Texas Cotton Gin & Museum provides an active and vital setting in which to explore the vernacular mechanical achievements of typical local users and adapters of mass-produced machines, engines, tools, and vehicles during the first two thirds of the twentieth century. The setting of Burton, Texas, in Washington County, also offers an outstanding opportunity to compare the changes that accompanied mechanization amongst German-, English-, Czech-, and African-American cotton farmers.


Location:  307 North Main Street, Burton, TX 77835
Contact: or 979-289-3378
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Washington on the Brazos Historic Site

The picturesque Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River. The expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and bird-watching. The Star of the Republic Museum, Independence Hall and Barrington Plantation, offer the visitor a unique insight into the lives and times of the men who fought and won Texas’ independence from Mexico.


Location: 23400 Park Rd. 12 Washington, TX 77880
Contact: 936-878-2214 or
Hours: Open daily for day use from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM