Lufkin, Texas: World's Largest Moon Rock on Public Display

Of the 80 moon rocks released for public display by NASA, this is the biggest: 7.6 pounds, sealed in a lucite pyramid. Surprisingly unveiled to the public April 26, 2014, in a little-known, rural museum -- and NASA says the rock will stay here.

Naranjo Museum of Natural History

Address:
5104 S. 1st St., Lufkin, TX
Directions:
Naranjo Museum of Natural History. South of downtown Lufkin about five miles, on the southbound side of US Hwy 59. Out in the middle of nowhere.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-6 Su 1-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
936-639-3466
Admission:
Adults $7.50
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World's Largest Moon Rock on Public Display

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History is just south of Lufkin and has large dioramas of the prehistoric periods, many fully-excavated dinosaurs, and tons of smaller fossils everywhere. It also houses rare uncut/cut gems, collections on ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Vikings, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. And it has replicas of the Mars Rover and Space Shuttle. A surprisingly good museum for its location.

[Kathleen, 12/09/2015]

Moon Rock.

World's Largest Moon Rock on Public Display

I was actually very impressed with this museum! Was not expecting much except for a moon rock, then was pleasantly surprised by a few very interesting dinosaur exhibits.

[Laura, 01/16/2015]

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