- 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: Brazos Valley and Beyond
- 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
Why A Space Shuttle?
Preservation of the Shuttle
What better place to house one of the most significant achievements in manned space flight? NASA stipulations regarding the housing of the shuttle are strict. The shuttle must be preserved as a national artifact on par with the Liberty Bell or the Wright Flyer.
Connection to Texas
The State of Texas has a long history with space flight and a deep connection to NASA and to the Space Shuttle Program. Texas is the long time home of Mission Control, Johnson Space Center, and many subcontractors working with NASA. Texans feel like the Shuttle belongs here and many people identify the Space Shuttle with Texas.
Catalyst for a Museum
The Brazos Valley is ready for a showcase Science and History Museum and such a museum could develop without the shuttle. However, a space shuttle is an inspirational national monument and a rallying point. We have a unique opportunity to have a shuttle located in Brazos County. The shuttle is the perfect nucleus around which the entire Museum project can begin to take shape.
A Space Shuttle Orbiter is awe inspiring. When standing next to a shuttle, one is overcome by enormity of the history associated with it. The Space Shuttle Orbiters stand as a testimony to the power of science and technology, and as one of the great achievements of our country and of humanity.
One of the key criteria for NASA is making the shuttle available to as many people as possible. The Brazos Valley is centrally located in Texas. We are located within driving distance of Austin, San Antonio, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex., and can reach Louisiana and Oklahoma within 5 hours. Our central location makes it easily accessible to all Texans and places a shuttle centrally in the United States within a comfortable drive for millions of people.
Shuttle images courtesy of NASA.