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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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America exhibit is great

My favourite area is the one that shows the early days of South and North America. The oil drilling exhibit area is special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My favourite area is the one that shows the early days of South and North America. The oil drilling exhibit area is special.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very fine natural science museum that has continued to grow and change in positive ways. The exhibits are easy to enjoy. Give yourself time for an Imax movie. It's best to book your tickets for the movies in advance or when you first come into the museum.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Really, make sure you have plenty of time to explore this museum. We arrived later in the afternoon and wished we had more time. Impressive gem, fossil and live butterfly collections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It aint cheap and each exhibit is a separate fee. The paleontology exhibit is hugh and beautifully presented. Everything from Trilobites to homo erectus is covered. If you are a child, the dinosaur skeletons are fantastic, if your are interested in paleontology, the depth of the descriptions are quite educational and the breadth of the collection is pretty amazing. Say... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went for my birthday and had a great time. The Gem Exhibit was beautiful. Really liked the butterfly area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Only visited exhibits included in the entrance price. My only complaint is that there is not enough seating for those who are eating. People were sitting on the floor to eat. Not ideal.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Did not have time to check out all the exhibits so stuck to seeing a show in the Planetarium and explored the butterfly exhibit. Both were great and took about just over an hour to do both combined. Recommend to anyone of any age!

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

City pass and adds don't make sense. Wanted to charge more than posted for additional attractions but a great Aggie manager stepped in and helped out explaining. Overall a great museum!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Went with my husband on a Sunday afternoon thanks to a Groupon. We had a lot of fun with the interactive exhibits. It's a great place for families, but we made it a very fun afternoon as a childless 30 year old couple too. We are new to TX and the fracking exhibits were kitchy, interesting, and just what we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Bring your credit card if you go, several of the exhibits require an additional entrance fee which isn't mentioned in their advertising or their brochure. Planetarium....$6.00 Giant Screen Theater....$8.00 Butterfly Center....$6.00 Samurai Exhibit....$12.00 Faberge Collection....$12.00 Shark Tank....$12.00 We found it poorly laid out and dificult to navigate. But McDonalds is easy to find...we could smell it throughout the building. The... More 

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