The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

Presented by Texas Memorial Museum at Texas Memorial Museum

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.

This dynamic exhibit offers something for the whole family — fossils, original artwork by Ray Troll, life-sized sculptures by Gary Staab, and more!

The exhibit is organized by the Idaho Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Ray Troll. 

Admission Info

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

Phone: 512-232-5505


Dates & Times

2018/01/04 - 2018/09/21

Location Info

Texas Memorial Museum

2400 TRINITY ST, Austin, TX 78705

Parking Info

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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