Welcome to the Museum of the Big Bend!

Community Rewards

Vote for the Museum to earn up to $4000 in City Bank’s Community Rewards program. November 8–December 13, 2020.

A Feeling of Humanity

Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection

October 9-December 23

Museum of the Big Bend Honored by True West Magazine

Named one of True West’ s Top 10 Western Museums of 2020

McCoy Family $5 Million Donation

McCoy contribution goes to the Museum of the Big Bend’s Museum Complex Campaign.

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.
Free admission

Tuesday – Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed major holidays

Visitors must wear face masks to enter the Museum. Hand sanitizer stations will be available.

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


Find out about our activity programs
for children and adults.

Build the Future!

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

The Mission of the Museum of the Big Bend, a Department of Sul Ross State University, is to serve and educate the public by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the cultural, historic and natural materials that relate to the prehistory, history and cultural diversity of the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico.