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The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

Presented by Texas Memorial Museum at Texas Memorial Museum, Austin TX

The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibition is a unique combination of science, art, and humor.

Helicoprion, a bizarre 270 million year old whorl-toothed shark that swam ancient seas covering much of western North America, has intrigued paleontologists for over a century. Explore the discoveries made by a team of scientists and a Helicoprion-obsessed artist that have shed new light on this fascinating fish. The cutting-edge research conducted by this team included scanning an exceptional Helicoprion fossil from Idaho at the University of Texas High-Resolution X-Ray CT Facility.


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Included with general admission fee for the public, $4-$7. Group rates available. Free for current UT Austin students, staff, and faculty.

Contact: 512-232-5505


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Texas Memorial Museum

2400 TRINITY ST, Stop D1500, Austin, TX 78705


On Campus Car and Van Parking

There is no free parking on campus and the Museum regrets we cannot validate parking for visitors. The Museum is only a 7 minute walk away from metered street parking along Dean Keeton (26th) St. between San Jacinto Blvd. and Red River St. The rate is $1 per hour Monday-Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm.

On campus garage parking is available for a fee. Parking is available at the university’s San Jacinto Garage, located just north of the museum at 2500 San Jacinto Blvd., and Manor Garage, located at the southeast corner of Robert Dedman and Littlefield. The first 30 minutes are free, after that there is a fee. We regret that Texas Memorial Museum cannot validate parking. Van clearance in the San Jacinto Garage is 6’11”. Manor Garage has a van clearance of 8′ on level 1 and 7′ on other levels.


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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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