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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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World class museum.

Another must-see in Houston. It is hard to describe the Dinosaur Hall, but breathtaking and educational are a couple of the words that come to mind. The Egyptian Hall is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bellaire, Texas

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Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Another must-see in Houston. It is hard to describe the Dinosaur Hall, but breathtaking and educational are a couple of the words that come to mind. The Egyptian Hall is fascinating, and almost all of the traveling exhibits are wold class. Been going for many, many years and there is always something to see and learn. You just have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a thursday afternoon when the museum is free. I thought as a result it would be overcrowded and difficult to park but that was not the case. The dinosaur display is well done and the Egyptian rooms are amazing.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids and fun for the parents too! Lots of exhibits to explore, plenty of hands-on things to do as well. Located near downtown and the med center, easy to get to and from and be able to take in other attractions around town. Reasonable price. Also has the planetarium and I-Max.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to spend a whole day here, easily. So much to do, so many exhibits, and so much fun! The Chronophage clock is a pretty awesome thing to see, considering there are only 4 in the entire world. The Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals is a *must see*. There are over 450 specimens in that exhibit and everything... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent science museum. Permanent exhibits include gems&minerals shells, oil and energy, etc. The new paleo hall is world class. The mounts of dinosaurs and mammals are just fantastic. There are also frequent touring exhibits that are worth checking out and there is an IMAX as well.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is AWESOME! Beautiful design, exceptional exhibits, amazing collection! This held my kids attention, they wanted more and to stay longer. Use the parking garage, buy one of the package deals and enjoy!

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Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Museum Exhibits are wonderful I really love the Dino exhibits and the Gem and Mineral exhibit. Burke Baker Planetarium always has such great shows. And the Butterly Center is beautiful..The Hall of Ancient Egypt is particularly fascinating, both to adults and children

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has a great layout of colorful and informative displays. The museum also is host to many special exhibits, one of them was the tour of the "Magna Carta". Loads of hands on activities for all ages as well. It is worth the investment and the afternoon!

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The newly renovated paleontology hall is excellent. The Weiss energy hall is the kid favorite though. Going back often !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellant displays of dinosuars; I'm no expert but this has to be one of the best which makes entrance fee worth it alone.

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