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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 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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We bought the city pass on site. It was $50 per adult and $40 for children. It included the museum and 4 other attraction. Our 3 year old enjoyed a $5 T-rex ride at the entrance and the animal display. My favorite was the mummy exhibition.

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

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural History for the first in many years. Everything was different from my last visit. All exhibits are totally up to date to reflect new technology. I thought they did a particularly good job with the Paleontology Hall and the African Savannah. In the Paleontology Hall, the exhibits were laid out to walk you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe the problem is that I compare it to the Science Museum or the Natural History museum in Chicago. This one is certainly not in that range! This museum had loooong lines to get it, and has not eating facilities (other than a popped up price McDonalds). The visit itself was close to boring. Really nothing spectacular to see. Well,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

When in Houston or around the museum of natural science is a must visit. I've really enjoyed the complete museum with one theater show that was in the planetarium. Everything was interesting to me specially the oil and gas section because it is more related to my job field.

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a spectacular dinosaur exhibit, the best I've seen bar none. I'm curious if anyone would challenge that my opinion and if so I'd love to know so I can visit... It is quite dear for tickets but no more so than other museums I have visited in the U.S. though I find that strange, I feel museums should... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Make reservations on line and for the shortest line become a member. Well organized. Great traveling exhibits, wonderful shopping. ;>) IMAX showings varied and interesting.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went to the museum of natural science on Labor day. I've been to the museum many times before, but I always enjoy the new exhibits. I absolutely loved the Bulari exhibit. Saw some of the most exquisite jewelry from around the world and in history. I spent three hours there. The museum of natural science is great gem to the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great exhibits, very well organized and a great space for a holiday party too! Lots of parking available and dint miss the butterflies!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I did not like the admission and parking fee, for a family of four is a lot o money spend. One of the times I went there was an exposition of the Popes, it was very nice to see the jewerly and outfits that have been worn by the popes.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dinosaurs - check; interesting exhibits - check; butterflies - check; IMAX - check; planetarium to view the heavens - check; gift shop - check; fun thing to do for the entire family of all ages - check. Best to go online to reserve your tickets to the various events. On weekends and holidays, the line for tickets can be lengthy... More

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