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Texas Memorial Museum Closes for Repairs

Photo by Daniel Reese for KUT News
Texas Memorial Museum staffers prepare to move into temporary offices, while the museum's air handling system is fixed. The museum will reopen in October.

The Texas Memorial Museum will be closed for about 4 months starting today. The air handling system needs to be repaired.

Margaret Fischer, the director of museum operations, told KUT that replacing the system was strongly recommended by the University of Texas’ facilities management staff to avoid unplanned closures in the future.

During the maintenance, the air conditioning will be turned off on all but one floor where the employees will continue normal hours. They will move their offices to a higher floor to avoid the heat.

“The other three floors will be like a hotbox,” said Susan Romberg, director of external affairs for the museum.

The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, Oct. 8. The museum will host a Family Fossil Fun Day from 1pm to 4:45pm on Sunday Oct. 9.