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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030 (Medical Center)
713-639-4629
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Ranked #1 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums, Theaters
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was so excited to go see the Egypt exhibit. I started in the hall of minerals and gems. My science nerd was just amazed at nature's wonders of crystalline structures and colors. So beautiful. Next I went to Africa to see the regions and their flora adn fauna. The displays were so realistic in their portrayal of how life... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

They have a really good collection of trilobites. I enjoy visiting very much, as do most of my family.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had a quick weekend visit in Houston a couple of weeks ago so my youngest daughter could visit Rice University. The friends we stayed with took us to several local spots, including the HMNS. We had just a few hours at the museum before our flight was scheduled to leave, so we saw just the Faberge and the Bulgari... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the new Shark exhibit. Three sharks to interact with. Not as crowded as summer visits. We always love visiting the dinosaur exhibit and the "gem" vault.

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Alanya, Antalya, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

There is not anything that you do not like,everything is inetersting and speacial. The only bad part işs too many people and the waiting period to get in.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. It has amazing exhibits, great staff and is very clean. It's a great activity to fit in if you are new to the area or looking for an activity to pass some time. Definitely check out their website before going as there can be discounted prices sometimes and exhibit information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is a favorite place of mine to visit and I'll confess that I'm a dual-level member as well. Over the last 25 years, I've seen this wonderful museum grow from being a housing for a motley collection of natural history and science items and exhibits to becoming one of the top museum destinations... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

GREAT museum! They had an incredible collection of dinosaur skeletons artfully arranged, more than I've seen in one place before. Also the bug and butterfly exhibit entranced the kids and they could have stayed there all day. I only wish there was a better option for food than McD's, some sort of cafeteria.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Food was okay.....But enjoyed the museum, arts * Sciences better. Din't like that some of the vendors weren't open at that time. Everything was limited.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

The rock collection is outstanding, the butterfly dome lovely, the whole museum experience very interesting, educational and pleasant.

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