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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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This is an awesome place to visit with your family and out of town guests alike. WE are members and love taking the kids there... the imax and other attractions make it viable to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place to visit with your family and out of town guests alike. WE are members and love taking the kids there... the imax and other attractions make it viable to spend hot houston days indoors and yet have something amazing to look at and do !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Every thing in the museum was interesting. amazing collections of fossils and oil field section was really informative. The buffer fly park was so nice, I had many photos there. It is a museum for kids and grown ups, enjoy your visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love the Museum of Natural Science ... but they seem to be closed more and more on Saturdays for private events. This was also the first weekend in June when Bank of America provides his customers free access to a number of museums, including this one. I would love to provide more details but the last two times we've... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Horribly disappointing. Every wonder why they didn't post pictures of the exhibit? It's so small and the stations are a joke. Carpet sharks are very small and seem tired. They just lay there under a rock most of the time. The so-called video shark cage is so uninspiring. The video can barely be seen because the area is not dark... More 

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Houston, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see the nature photography show and this year's winners of the contest. A beautiful show with many inspiring photographs.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love taking my daughter here. Do not come on the weekends - its insane. And check out Hermann park while you visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The HMNS is a wonderful place to take your family, because it caters to so many interests. They offer various exhibits, entomology (glass pyramid), extensive gem room, prehistoric animals, oil and natural resources, chemistry, aerospace, an interactive children's area with water works, a mini-town where they conduct commerce, and an interactive wildscape. For those that enjoy an afternoon movie, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is such a great place for kids and adults too. I am in awe of the exhibits each and every time I visit. I especially love experiencing the Cockrell Butterfly Center after the museum. Sitting there watching these fabulous creatures fly all around and sometimes landing on me is beyond words.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After spending a very hot morning at the zoo we decided to check this place out. We used our city pass for admission ( didn't save us any time from waiting in line, as advertised ). While roaming through the exhibits there were many places that required additional tickets to enter. The main problem I have with this is you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This exhibit was pretty good. I'm a big fan of the Middle Ages and seeing this document in person was a thrill. The other exhibits were also quite interesting and very nicely displayed.

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Additional Information about The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Address: 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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