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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030 (Medical Center)
713-639-4629
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Ranked #2 of 175 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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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The museum is a little bit smaller then others, but the diversity of the exhibits is outstanding. The price was not to bad either, but the only downside is a lot of the exhibits are not included in your admission, and you had to pay extra for some of the other parts. Kind of a let down, but overall a... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy going to this museum. I particullary like the rocks and gem section. Very very nice collection of specimens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum is really good specially if you go to see there moving exhibits. The Butterfly Center is the best. This is excellent for kids and grow ups alike. They also have once a month late night party's for 21 and up and they are great.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has something for everyone. It's been one of my favorites for many years. My kids always enjoyed it and now I take my grandkids.

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is not the largest of its kind, but it is the best in the categories it presents. There is enough variety of offerings to placate all ages while offering depth within the displays they present.

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We haven't been to the Museum of Natural Science in years. With friends from our of town visiting, we took them for an afternoon outing. Wow, the museum has been renovated and expanded in the past few years. You really cannot see the entire museum in one day! I'm glad we bout a family annual pass. The mineral, butterfly and... More

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Minehead
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We bought a Houston City Pass and entry to this museum was included. However entry to many of the places in the museum were excluded and you have to pay for other tickets for entry to the Planetarium, the butterfly room, the shark exhibition and the big screen. Apart from the large animals, it was difficult to appreciate most of... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is one of the MUST GO places if you visit Houston. The museum is very big with many interesting exhibition to occupy you for 3-4 hours!! Kids would love this museum as they got dinosaurs skeleton and some other awesome stuff. Parents would be very awed with the Egyptian exhibition where the mummy and great ancient stuff were placed.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

a miserable expensive ripoff;do not go on a Saturday..staff rude,lines long, no guidance, no food but a small McDonalds with long lines, long lines to get in,hard to find, hard to park, Butterfly Garden not part of expensive admission, A/C did not run well, no places to sit, elevators would not run to exhibits, no schedule of events, theatre small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was impressed with this museum. I was told by a friend to plan on spending two hours there and I thought no way, I'll be out of there well before then, but I could have spent all day there. There is so much to see in each exhibit. My favorites were the Morian Hall of Paleontology, the Hall of... More

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