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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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Great place to spend a day. Went with the grandchildren and they were so excited and loved it. Display and presentation are wonderful and educational.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend a day. Went with the grandchildren and they were so excited and loved it. Display and presentation are wonderful and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. A lot to see. Don't miss the Butterfly bio-sphere. You will be walking amongst thousands of butterflies of all colors and shapes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The museum guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Easy access. Time well spent with family. Their newest dinosaur rivals the Smithsonian.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Third visit to the HMNS. Never gets old. No pun intended. Great exhibits. Very family friendly with lots to do for kids. But, adult worthy as well. Took a couple of the guided tours through the Egyptian exhibit and the Hall of Paleontology. Very friendly and informative. Watched one of 3-D films as well. Came back the second day for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice experience, especially if this is your first museum in the US I liked the interactive science games for kids to discover the molecules and that sort of things To see the dinosaur's skeleton in real life and realize how big it really was and how petite "Lucy" was

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It cost $65 for 2 adults and a 3 year old to see the museum and the butterfly exhibit. It was a steep price, but fun.

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Rayne, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Every exhibit was wonderful. Easy walking distance from nice hotels. So much wonderful information for all ages!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pendulum showing time intervals. Dinosaurs depicting early life of universe. the IMAX theater showing scientific movies.

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Mount Gretna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There is such a varied set of exhibits and all are well done. The museum is comfortable for adults and for families. I was particularly impressed with the Butterfly Rainforest and spent much time in there. In addition the are ancient Egyptian artifacts, dinosaurs, bee colonies, insect exhibits... the list goes on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My marketing director based in Houston actually brought me to visit this museum. It's one of her favorite place to bring visitors and I actually did enjoyed myself strolling and reading up interesting facts and figures! And I initially thought it might be boring, but I was wrong, as there's so much to see and experience!

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