Welcome to the Museum of the Big Bend!

Closed Temporarily

The Museum of the Big Bend will be reopening on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 for reduced summer hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

McCoy Family $5 Million Donation

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

Truth and Beauty

A Colorful Selection of Geological Maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection

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.

The Museum is currently CLOSED. We will be reopening July 14, 2020.

Tuesday – Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed major holidays

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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!


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..