Welcome to the Museum of the Big Bend!


Opening Weekend: September 15-17

Sponsorships & Tickets
Now Available

Edward S. Curtis

On exhibit

June 17-September 3

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 432-837-8730 for more information.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM – 4PM
Closed major holidays

We will be closed Saturdays during July 2022. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Click here for entrance fees, holiday hours & other visitor information

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

Build the Future!

The Museum of the Big Bend Complex will expand our ability to tell the story of the Big Bend. Find out more!
Updated January 2022.


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

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.