Austin, Texas: Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

Exhibits include the butt of the last cigarette smoked by Marilyn Monroe, some of Willie Nelson's hair, a Feejee Mermaid, and a stuffed flamingo found in a Museum of Natural History dumpster.

Address:
1808 Singleton Ave., Austin, TX
Directions:
In a small, private home. On the west side of Singleton Ave. between E. 18th St. and E. 19th St./MLK Blvd.
Hours:
By appt. mnae@mnae.org Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
$5/person suggested donation
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Curators Scott and Jen at their Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata.

Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

A wonderful home-based museum with a nice collection of eclectic and Americana items. Owners and tour guides Scott and Jen were welcoming and had wonderful stories to share about their collection -- some of which date back to the early 19th century when it was operated by Scott's Great Grand Uncle. A definite stop if you are in the area. Check their website for tour dates and times.

[Luv2RV, 11/25/2019]
Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

A quaint museum in a South Austin home that has a wonderful collection of unusual items (some on permanent display and others in rotating exhibitions). The owners -- Scott and Jen -- are very friendly and provide guided tours of the museum. One item that stood out was a cigarette butt from supposedly the last cigarette that Marilyn Monroe rolled and smoked -- at least according to the L.A. gentleman who gave it to them!

[Graham Criglow, 07/03/2008]

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