Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Hours and Admission Prices
Explore a fascinating collection of North Texas history at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. The museum's exhibits preserve and present the stories of the People of the Plains, from pioneers to Native Americans. View one of the finest collections of Southwest art in the U.S., see fossilized skeletons of extinct animals, step into the life-sized pioneer town to experience day-to-day life on the frontier, and learn about the region's oil industry.
Located 20 minutes south of Amarillo, on the West Texas A&M University campus, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is home to the largest historical collection in Texas. Your visit is sure to be an exciting, educational and memorable one.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Hours
September - May
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
June - August
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sundays 1 PM - 5 PM
The museum is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Admission Prices
Seniors (65+) and Active or Retired Military: $10
Groups over 20: $9 (must pre-book)
Children (4-12): $6
Children's Groups: $3
Members and Children Under 4: Free
West Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff, and Students with Buff Gold Card: Free
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is a Blue Star Museum!
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The PPHM Tour app can be downloaded on any mobile device, but PPHM will also be able to check out visitor iPads thanks to a partnership with the West Texas A&M University IT Department.
Features on the app will include virtual tours, a must see list of artifacts, maps and accessibility routes. It will also include other popular attractions around town, exclusive offers at the museum store, activities for kids, and donation and membership opportunities.
Visitors using the app will be able to tour every area of the museum at their own pace on curator-led guided tours from Western Heritage to Native American Art and Artifacts, Art and Artists, the Petroleum History, and Paleontology, Geology, Natural History.
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum offers many fun and exciting programs throughout the year, from Christmas Open House in December to the annual Night at PPHM in June. Visit panhandleplains.org for a complete list of events.
Prices and dates are subject to change. Please check the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's website before making plans.
Canyon, TX 79015