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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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I don't know why this is the top museum in Houston

Dont' get me wrong, it is full of things to do and we loved the butterfly garden area. My daughter was so excited when a butterfly landed on her but it is not included in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Dont' get me wrong, it is full of things to do and we loved the butterfly garden area. My daughter was so excited when a butterfly landed on her but it is not included in the entrance of the museum. WHy dont they just include everything in one price instead of making everyone pay a different price for all these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I received an unexpected discount for being a teacher, so that was awesome surprise! We easily spent 3 hours there and could have stayed a few more. I would definitely go back again.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

so much crowded specially the people having kids running here and there and not let other people to see it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must see on any trip to Houston! Lots of exhibits and fun for the entire family! The entire Hermann Park complex is amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I grew up going to the Houston Museum and I still love going now. The exhibits are interesting and have some hands on things for the kids as well. My favorite is the IMAX theater, I love being surrounded by the images on the big screen! And it's always nice and cold perfect for escaping the Houston heat in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience great for a family outing. Watched the movie showing of the Black Hole, which was fasinating. Seating was very comfortable and beautiful theater. Interesting museum exhibits as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum with a lot to see and do. Make sure to get there early though because there always seems to be several schools there on field trips. I really enjoy every section of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I drove from New Orleans and I was very very impressed with every aspect of the museum. I am planning a return trip in the next few weeks and I will be bring a group with me. In compairson to Denvers museum, Huston has much better displays to my way of thinking. I highly reccomend you plan on an entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Museum, butterfly museum, planetarium, special exhibits. They have it all here. Food is a little lacking as they only have a McDonalds close by. Park in the garage if yo can get there early enough. Season tickets for the family are good if you plan on going more than two times. Dinosaurs and gem collection are fabulous. We have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While visiting family in Houston we took 12 and 9 yr olds to museum...what an amazing experience! Be sure to allow several hours, sadly we had to leave without seeing all exhibits. Highly recommend taking $5 paleontology tour, guide was so knowledgeable, kept adults and kids engaged! Worth every penny!

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Additional Information about The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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