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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030 (Medical Center)
713-639-4629
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Ranked #1 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

They have so much to look at. Kid friendly and the tour guide was great! I enjoyed the pendulum in the middle of the room. So many kids wanted to see just one of the little pegs get hit.

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Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I cannot even begin to decide what my favorite part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science is. The butterfly garden? Amazing. The dinosaur exibit? Huge, well laid out, and very educational. The gem vault? Any girl (or lady) feels like a princess in here. The ancient Egyptian collection? I've never seen so many well preserved mummies! But this trip... More

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Auburn, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was a great museum but the only food available was a MacDonald's inside.... yuck. Kids might go for but I was hoping for healthier options

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must see on a trip to Houston, this place is awesome! Dinos, Egyptian artifacts with mummies and great Texas history. Very cool...especially when it's hot!!

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Bellaire, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My kids (7 & 5) love the dinosaur exhibit. We are members and go there often just to visit the dinosaur exhibit on the ground floor and animal exhibit on the 2nd floor.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first stop on our trip to the Texas Gulf Coast. The kids really enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits and the butterflies were a big hit. The traveling exhibits were also a great attraction. Love the fact that there is a McDonald's inside the museum for a quick lunch! The only thing that is a downer is the price.... More

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Katy, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum has an excellent collection. We spent most of our time in the Paleontology exhibit, and didn't have much time for the rest of the collection so we'll be going back in the future. I was unimpressed with the cost of the extras though. It ticked me off that the "special exhibits" that the museum has for a limited... More

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München
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Anything from dinosaurs to diamonds, you can find here. Especially unique and interesting is the exhibition on energy, which fits with Houston as energy capital. Also recommendable with smaller children.

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League City, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Greatly improved since expanded a couple years ago. Palo hall is one of the best in country, excellent Energy Hall and excellent Hall of Americas. Also, Be sure and check the special exhibits

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Highly suggest this to tourists and locals alike. Becoming a member saves a lot of money, gets you invited to special events, and is worth every penny. The Magna Carta is currently there. Do not miss the opportunity to see it.

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