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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral...

This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms.

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We were in Houston and took advantage of the Thursday afternoon free admission. Never being to a natural science museum before we just wandered about. Around every corner we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
DaleShaffer
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Moncton, Canada

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Moncton, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Houston and took advantage of the Thursday afternoon free admission. Never being to a natural science museum before we just wandered about. Around every corner we were surprised at what they had. Dinosaur skeletons & mummies had us mesmerized. It's huge, we didn't even get to finish it all. The place is spotless and well run... that... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited only the permanent exhibitions and was amazed with the quality of presentation and artefacts. This museum possess the most beautiful and probably the most expensive collection of minerals and gems (one of the biggest diamonds ever discovered). This museum presents in incredibly innovative manner the story of "life" of north american continent: from the history of Maya... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned a three hour stay and we were there almost 7 hours. Really found all the exhibits so interesting. Don't miss the tram tour. The walk through a mockup of the space shuttle along with the plane that shuttles it is terrific. You can buy a pretty decent lunch. Go early and stay late. You won't be disappointed.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family fun. Picnic next door at Herman Park or maybe the zoo? Fair golf course. IMAX and much much more

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous Museum, and with over 100,000 square feet of dinosaurs the museum rivals those in NYC and Chicago. If you are lucky one of the staff members will explain their specialty and point out the unique features of the fossils. The museums Egyptian exhibit is also fascinating, but then there is the live Butterfly exhibit where you... More 

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HoustonHMNS, Manager of Online Media at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love to hear feedback from our patrons. Hope you visit us again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our niece was married here in the Paleontology wing. It was one of the most fun weddings I've ever attended! The ceremony was held upstairs in a glassed in area overlooking the beautifully lit dinosaur bones. Then after the ceremony, we were brought downstairs where cocktails and appetizers were served as we wound our way through the exhibit area. At... More 

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North Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has visited many museums and this is one of our favorite! We absolutely love it and we always make it a point to go there. The place is very clean and my family always learns so much about different topics. We will continue to visit the Museum of Natural Science.

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Thank you for your review! We love to hear feedback from our patrons. Hope you visit us again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's so much to see. So informative. My husband and I went without the kids and had an amazing time.

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Thank you for your review! We love to hear feedback from our patrons. Hope you visit us again soon! More 

Victorville, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the Houston city pass. Very glad we made the time to go. Activities and things for all ages. Hands on activities for kids really made the experience memorable for our family

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite family-friendly places to visit. Our children always enjoy our visits to the Museum of Natural Science, and always learn something new. We love the new Dinosaur exhibit. Beautifully curated and such a large collection of skeletons to see! Wish they would update the museum with a healthier eating option than MCDonald's though... we are... More 

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