History is like Frankenstein's monster: all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two general-admission tickets to the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Bryan (up to a $10 value). The museum is closed on Sundays.
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.
In addition to its well-known offerings, the museum presents touring collections such as the Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity exhibit and boasts educational opportunities for adults, children, and self-actualized mastodons.
3232 Briarcrest Dr.
Bryan, Texas 77802