- List of Exhibits
- Brazos Spring Mural
- Carter Creek Nature Trail
- Cotton Farming in the Brazos Valley
- Discovery Room
- Flying Reptiles of the Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Frithiof Fossil Collection
- Ice Age Mammals
- Monitor & Virginia: Ironclads at War
- Native American Stone Tools
- Ranching and Chuck Wagon Display
- Reconstructing the USS Westfield, A Civil War Gunboat
- Road to Discovery: the Parent Child Interface
- The Mary Terrell
- The Republic of Texas
- Past Exhibits
- Astronomy’s New Messengers
- Educator's Showcase
- Educator's Showcase 2011
- Educator Showcase
- El Camino Real de los Tejas
- Enduring Transformation: The Kazakh People in a Changing World
- Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors
- From Earth to the Universe
- Getting to the Core: The JOIDES Resolution
- Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art
- Lee and Grant
- Legacy - The Astin Family
- Lone Star Lizards
- Neches Journeys: Land River and People
- Rarámuri: Runners of the Sierra Madre
- Texas: Vanishing Habitats and Species
- Texas Writers and J. Frank Dobie: Texan Legend
- The Bison: American Icon
- The Brogdon Hotei
- The CADDO: Traditions and Heritage
- The Shogun Age in Japan
- Two Views of Indigenous Bolivia
- VANISHED: German-American Civilian Internment in Texas, 1941-48
- Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of the American Landscape Painting
- Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
- Getting Involved
- Events and News
Brazos Valley Shuttle Project
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is involved in a campaign to bring one of the retired shuttle orbiters to the Brazos Valley. The Brazos Valley is currently one of two locations under consideration in the state. The Museum's dream is to display the magnificent shuttle in a new Museum of Science and History; discussions are ongoing as to the location and will be announced later.
Design by Mark Willingham - Texas A&M Department of Architecture - ARCH 606.604
The Brazos Valley is the home of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and President George H.W. Bush is "very excited" about the possibility of housing a shuttle in Bryan/College Station. Texas A&M University is a world renowned research university with outstanding science and engineering programs and is a leader in developing and finding practical applications for new technologies. The addition of a research museum in the Brazos Valley would promote multi-disciplinary research and provide a center to enhance science & history literacy for the general public.
The Brazos Valley is also an ideal home for a space shuttle because of its central location. It would place a shuttle centrally in the United States within a comfortable drive for millions of people. A project of this magnitude also creates jobs and opportunities; showcase museums bring in millions of dollars to local economies.
The decision will be made by NASA's Administrator, Charles Bolden. Please check this website and our Facebook page for links on how to send letters of support. For more information, please contact the Museum's Executive Director, Dr. Deborah Cowman, at 979-776-2195 or the Project Director, Zach Cummings at 956-251-3812.
To acquire one of the three remaining shuttle orbiters for display in a newly constructed museum of science and history located on the Texas A&M Campus next to and in cooperation with the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
To educate and inspire future generations, stimulate scientific inquiry, and promote science education.
Use the following links to stay updated on the latest news of this project:
Museum & BringTheShuttle Featured on NPR Morning Edition
Visit the following link to read the full article on NPR's website, in addition to hearing an interview with Deborah Cowman, the Executive Director for the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and Zach Cummings, Development Associate for the Museum:
Video from President George Bush
President George Bush asks for your support of the Brazos Valley Shuttle Project in this YouTube video:
Shuttle images courtesy of NASA.