Visit the Gallery

Would you like to hold a piece of the solar system in your hand? Would you like to touch a piece of Mars?  The Monnig Meteorite Gallery can provide you with this experience. By visiting the gallery, you will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of meteorites!  Meteorites are the oldest materials known — older than any rock formed on Earth!  Learn how to identify a meteorite, experience a hands-on encounter with different types of meteorites, and create your own terrestrial impact crater.  For an “out-of-this-world” experience, bring your friends and family to get acquainted with our spectacular visitors from space. For directions and opening hours please go to our visitor info page.

Oscar E. Monning Meteorite Gallery
2950 West Bowie St.
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76109

About the Gallery.



When Oscar Monnig died in 1999, a considerable amount of money was given to the Geology Department at TCU from his estate with the purpose of maintaining the collection. On Saturday, February 1, 2003, the Oscar Monnig Meteorite Gallery was opened for the public. With about 10% of the best meteorites in the collection on display, this is a world class facility. The gallery is located in the Sid Richardson Science Building on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. (read more)

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