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The Museum’s mission is to preserve and protect cultural and natural history and promote science education. We do this in three ways: 1) through the preservation of artifacts; 2) through exhibits and special events; and 3) through our educational programming. Our activities are designed to promote understanding of our natural and cultural history, and to encourage the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. BVMNH programs support the City of Bryan efforts to provide diverse science & history education and cultural opportunities, create an excellent quality of life, and to encourage tourism and economic growth. Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History provides education for all ages that stimulate understanding of science, and our natural and cultural history.
BVMNH is the only museum in a 100-mile radius that focuses on science, natural history, and human interaction with nature. The education program enhances science literacy in engaging ways. Science literacy is more important than ever because of the pace of technological advancement. Citizens who come to the museum are exposed to the unique resources of a natural history museum. Museums are centers of learning and BVMNH offer significant support for school science education. According to the American Association of Museums (AAM), Americans view science museums as one of the most important resources for educating our children and as one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information.
BVMNH educational programs are unique in that they draw upon the more than 25,000 natural history & artifact specimens entrusted to the Museum and its large variety of living specimens. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s education program will serve over 35,000 citizens in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.