Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum in Fritch, Texas is located near beautiful Lake Meredith, just 30 miles Northeast of Amarillo. The museum features two aquariums that display the fish variety in Lake Meredith, and realistic wildlife dioramas displaying local wildlife in their natural habitats. The museum displays lives of the native Americans from 900 AD to 1200 AD. The museum features interactive exhibits and educational programs to encourage the youth to preserve and protect the local wildlife and their habitats. The museum offers free admission and is open Tuesday through Friday.
Things to Do
- Children love seeing the wildlife dioramas and interactive exhibits in the museum, six large realistic dioramas depict local wildlife and its habitat, featuring owls, birds and foxes.
- Two aquariums containing 4000 gallons of water features freshwater fish of the Lake Meredith and the Canadian River.
- The "Playas" is a very interesting exhibit featuring information on the playas, the first settlers in Texas and the animal hunters focused on playas due to the unique ecology and source of water in a semi rigid area.
- Other exhibits in the museum feature fine arrowheads, and historic artifacts of the early settlers, who lived along the Canadian River from 900 AD to 1200 AD.
- Dinosaur days program is offered for the young kids, this program includes examining prehistoric artifacts, discussing the dinosaurs, and a tour of the museum.
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum Insider Tips
- The gift shop sells history books and other goodies.