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A window into the past, a vision of the future.

Centennial Map of Texas

Current Exhibit

Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps

This traveling exhibit is a selection of historical maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas, covering five centuries of Texas and North American history. This will be on display until March 12, 2022.

Upcoming Exhibits

Old black and white photo of a horse-drawn wagon

January 2022

Transportation in the West

This exhibit will highlight the human experience of travel in the landscapes depicted in the “Going to Texas” maps. This collaborative project will feature artifacts from Fort Concho, San Angelo’s Railway Museum, the West Texas Collection, and Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection.

James Watkins, ceramic artist, with a variety of his pieces

April 2022

James Watkins Ceramics

James C. Watkins is a ceramic artist who has worked with clay for over 40 years. This exhibition will focus on his recent works, the breadth of his career, and the diversity of his skills and inspirations.

Permanent Exhibits

Student with taxidermy birds

Natural History


Curated by Angelo State’s very own biologists, our exhibits are some of the most complete of any natural history collection at a university. We feature specimens not just from Texas, but around the world.

microscope and dinosaur in the background

little hands, big brains

Kid Cave

Young explorers can get up close with interactive fossil games and biology specimens. Designed with kids in mind, the Kid Cave is available for visitor use and can be reserved for field trips.

Students looking up at a t-rex

blast from the past


From a giant Tyrannosaurus rex to trilobites that predate even the dinosaurs, the paleontologist in all of us is sure to be delighted.

close up photo of painting

The power of art

Visual and Performing Arts

Featuring works from local, national and international artists, as well as ASU students and faculty, our art exhibits capture the spirit of our community.

Gemstones on display in a drawer

Gems and minerals


You’ll be dazzled by our extensive collection of specimens. Children can get hands on in the Kid Cave while learning about mineral characteristics.

Mike Conaway exhibit

Coming Spring 2022

Rep. Mike Conaway

We are excited to complete the K. Michael Conaway Exhibit. The exhibit will feature his service to our nation and West Texas, including serving as chair of both the House Agriculture and Ethics committees.