Welcome to the Museum of the Big Bend!

Erin Hanson

Impressions of Big Bend Country

September 21 – December 16

The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family

Photography by Richard Orton

Opening Weekend
January 18-19, 2019

Education Programs

The Museum of the Big Bend offers a diverse program of art, history and cultural education for children and adults.

Big Bend Legacy

Big Bend Legacy

The Big Bend Legacy exhibit introduces visitors to the natural history, human history and confluence of cultures in the Big Bend region.


The Museum of the Big Bend
is located on the Sul Ross State
University campus in Alpine, Texas.
Call 432.837.8143 for more info.

Tuesday – Saturday  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday  Closed

Museum of the Big Bend will be CLOSED:
December 24-25 and December 31, 2018
January 1, 2019

Watch Our Video

Build the Future!

The Museum of the Big Bend Complex will expand our ability to tell the story of the Big Bend. Join us!


Visit our Calendar to find out about upcoming Events, Exhibits and Workshops.


Find out about our activity programs
for children and adults.


Visit the Museum’s Gift Shop, Big Bend Trading Company, for great books, gifts, crafts and clothing.

Watch the Video of
2017 Trappings!