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Our mission is to bring together a comprehensive collection of Texas fossils for the purpose of engaging and educating the general public. Through meaningful educational experiences, we hope to stimulate appreciation for Texas’ unique fossil record.
Museum director Andre Lujan officially opened Texas Through Time on June 22, 2018, in the Fred O. Grimes building of downtown Hillsboro, Texas. This building was once the home to Grimes Garage, a full-service gas station and auto shop that earned the title of “the most FAMOUS garage in the World” thanks to Fred Grimes creative advertising methods and high standards for customer service. Grimes owned the property from 1914 to 1965 since his shop closed down, the building has stood as one of the most iconic in downtown Hillsboro and was acquired by Texas Through Time in April 2018.
We are a nonprofit museum of paleontology with fossils ranging from the Ediacaran Period (roughly 635 Million Years ago) all the way up to the Holocene Epoch (our current geological time period). Because many museums today exhibit a large number of replicas, we strive to showcase as many real specimens as possible for a more authentic museum experience. Our Collection includes paleontological finds from around the world, but our main goal is to highlight the diverse and noteworthy fossil diversity of Texas.
110 NORTH WACO STREET
HILLSBORO, TEXAS 76645
TUES-SAT: 11AM - 4PM