Museums in Waco

Visits for Two, Four, or Six to Dr Pepper Museum (50% Off)

Dr Pepper Museum

Brazos

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

$16 $8

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Soda-Bottling Plant Tour with Meal Deal for Two, Four, or Six at Dublin Bottling Works (Up to 48% Off)

Dublin Bottling Works

Dublin

Tours explore the inner workings of the 120-year-old bottling plant that first sealed the caps of the original Dr. Pepper

$23 $13

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Visit for Two or Four or Family Membership to International Museum of Cultures (Up to 50% Off)

International Museum of Cultures

Duncanville

More than 10 exhibits celebrate contemporary indigenous cultures while educating visitors about their history and challenges they face

$10 $5

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$6 for Family Admission to Fort Worth Aviation Museum ($10 Value)

Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Fort Worth

The complex is home to three museums, each curating specific aspects of aviation history

$10 $6

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One Adult or Child Visit to Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax (Up to 51% Off)

Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax

Grand Prairie

Take in a wax museum with 200 life-like figures of celebrities, fictional characters, and presidents

$20.56 $10

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Texas Civil War Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Civil War Museum

White Settlement

This Civil War museum packs galleries with authentic war-era and Texas-tied artifacts including weapons, medical relics, and personal items

$12 $7

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Museum of Biblical Art Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Biblical Art

Lane Park

Museum uses biblically influenced works to examine art history across cultures; Thomas Kinkade exhibit features 18 of his original paintings

$24 $12

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Dallas Holocaust Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Downtown Dallas

As part of a mission to combat indifference, audio guides narrate three pivotal stories from April 19, 1943 amid historic artifacts

$16 $8

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All-Day Admission for Two or Four to the National Scouting Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Scouting Museum

Las Colinas

Official museum of the Boy Scouts of America houses more than 600,000 unique items

$16 $9

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$299 for One-Year Membership at Texas Musicians Museum ($1,200 Value)

Texas Musicians Museum

Heritage Crossing

Stage-worn outfits, vintage guitars, and other timeless memorabilia celebrating the great musical legacy of Texas

$1,200 $299

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Admission, House Society Membership, or Museum Society Membership at Neill-Cochran House Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

$20 $10

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Guests who visit the Texas Sports Hall of Fame enjoy more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports artifacts and famous memorabilia from more than 300 Lone Star State athletes. Nominated by fans and confirmed by a board of professional sportswriters, the inductees of the Hall of Fame span across a variety of sports and accomplishments, from heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman, legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan, and track and field gold medalist Mildred Didrikson Zaharias. Groups learn how to calculate sports statistics and about the importance of fitness during interactive tours, while events such as the Lone Star Tailgate invite adults to further the community over a shared sense of state pride and common obsessive-compulsive superstitions.

1108 S University Parks Dr
Waco,
TX
US

In 1906 the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was created to distribute the smooth, bubbly taste known as Dr Pepper. Today, that building still stands and is dedicated to a similar mission: to teach the world about the history of the iconic soda, a vision realized by a few devoted enthusiasts. The building became the Dr Pepper Museum in 1989, then the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. Today, it is a tribute to the imagination and talent that fueled the soft drink's success throughout the years.

300 S 5th St
Waco,
TX
US

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History welcomes visitors to its 9,400-square-foot naturalistic nostalgia emporium stocked with exhibits and collections ranging from archeological anthologies to local historical tidbits. The popular Ice Age Mammals exhibit poses large fossils and casts for tangible perusal, and the Carter Creek Nature Trail takes trekkers through the museum's front yard for an earth-friendly jaunt narrated by botanist squirrels. Hit up the Discovery Room for up-close glimpses of both live and preserved reptiles and arachnids, or swing by The Republic of Texas exhibit, a celebration of Texas history filled with Lone Star State memorabilia such as Santa Anna's silverware and the cowboy hats of tumbleweeds who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.

3232 Briarcrest Dr
Bryan,
TX
US

With a number of hands-on activities tailored to kids up to 12 years old, The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley excites the brains of younglings with educational excursions into science, art, and more. Wee explorers embark on a mission of epic proportions by blasting off into exciting exhibits, such as the Spaceship and Control Center, where gravity-defying kids will feel at home exploring the black abyss. Future Mozarts get a taste for music in Sounds Around Town, where tiny head-bangers can learn how sounds are made and how sound waves travel. Precocious foodies and shopping fanatics can visit HEB Groceries and learn how to apply math and budgeting skills, ensuring there's always enough cash for a three-course meal of pixy stix, marshmallows, and chocolate-syrup-covered sugar packets .

111 E 27th St
Bryan,
TX
US

In 1885, behind the counter of Wade Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store on the corner of Six Shooter Junction in Waco, Texas, pharmacist Charles Adlerton was struck by an idea. After observing how much patrons loved the combined scent of the many ingredients hidden within the soda fountain, he decided to create a drink that captured all their properties. He wound up inventing Dr. Pepper, and after one sip, Dublin Bottling Works owner Sam Houston Prim knew he wanted to sell it. Though the famous drink and plant have since parted ways, Dublin Bottling Works continues to celebrate that original legacy by crafting pure-cane-sugar sodas in chilled glass bottles, the way their employees have for more than 100 years.

Today, the bottlers' products find their way onto shelves all around the nation, and they invite visitors to come watch them while they work. They lead tours through their historic plant and the memorabilia-laden museum that now occupies their original offices. At the end of the tour, they make a stop in Old Doc's Soda Shop, where visitors can sample their products from an old fashioned soda fountain and buy bottled goods to drink at home or shake vigorously and then offer to neighbors who keep eating your newspapers.

105 E Elm St
Dublin,
TX
US

Dinosaur World lets modern-day adventurers see what the world was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. More than 150 life-size dinosaurs peer imposingly from the hillsides, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields at the theme parks that stretch out over 20-plus acres of land in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete dinosaurs reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like.

Starting November 8, visitors will see 20 dinos come to life at the new animatronic dinosaur exhibit.

Visitors who want to experience what it's like to be a paleontologist can dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand in the Boneyard. The Dino Gem Excavation lets explorers uncover something entirely different?real minerals and gems?and a geode cracker lets them split geodes to reveal their beautiful crystals. Before leaving, visitors can play on the dinosaur-themed playground and check out the Prehistoric Museum to see a variety of cast and real fossils.

1058 Park Road 59
Glen Rose,
TX
US