Texas Energy Museum

Karl Rove, a Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, will speak at Blowout 2019, the Texas Energy Museum’s annual sponsorship event, on Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004-2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.


Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party from 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Children and their families are invited, once again, to celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus. Admission is free and open to the public.


Saturday, Oct. 29, the Texas Energy Museum will host its annual outdoor Dinosaur Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lamar University Earth Science faculty and students plan to help attendees unearth actual fossils by washing excavated dirt through screens and analyze fossils through microscopes, as well as exhibit other fossils. Presentations from paleontologists and other hands-on activities, such as cleaning dinosaur bones and practicing field techniques to unearth fossils, are also scheduled.

Bubble Day

The Texas Energy Museum and the Miller Branch Library will present a Bubble Day program at the Rogers Park Community Center on Friday, July 10, from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Bubble Day is a hands-on science program where participants will be able to create and experiment with bubbles in a number of different activities such as creating bubble walls, making bubbles inside of bubbles, and being surrounded by a bubble. This is a “come-and-go” program, designed for children. For more information, call the Miller Library, at (409) 866-9487.

photo by Kevin King

With summer winding down and fall just around the corner, families looking for something fun to do while staying out of the muggy Southeast Texas heat need look no further than the Texas Energy Museum.

The museum, at 600 Main St. in Beaumont, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and $3 for senior adults.