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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

5104 S. 1st St., Lufkin, TX
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.
M-Sa 10-6 Su 1-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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