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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: 713-639-4629
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Ranked #1 of 448 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Science museums, Observatories & planetariums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of...
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Type: Natural history museums, Science museums, Observatories & planetariums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Duncanville, Texas, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My 8yr old grandaughter and I spent over 4 hours touring the museum. I booked us for the kids tour of Paleontology not sure who learned more! I also recomend: Egypt,Afican wildlife,Texas wildlife,gem vault and the butterfly center which are all permanent exhibits. The Samurai is a must but DON'T waste your time on the Shark exhibit. We ran out... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What a fun place for children and adults. So much to see and do. They have it all from Dinosaurs to a Planetarium. They even offer memberships.

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New Brighton, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum and we were very pleased with the exhibits and the size. Sometimes, museums cram so much into their exhibits you cannot truly appreciate everything or even take the time to learn something about what you are looking at. We thought this museum had this fact done correctly. We really enjoyed the Egyptian exhibit,... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived and was told by an authoritative looking man that the entrance we were heading toward was closed for private party. We were directed to another entrance. I was disappointed in how some exhibits were extra ticket costs, I realized it would be like that, but still, after paying $20 per person, I would like to be able to look... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The HMNS has a lot of excellent temporary exhibits, and we stopped by to see "Samurai: The Way Of The Warrior". The exhibit went into the history of the Samurai, (a bit overwhelming for me because I know very little about japan or Samurai.) There was also a large variety of different Samurai swords, knives, helmets and armor, which was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Houston boasts several world class museums. Museum of natural history appeals to all ages with permanent exhibits and also traveling collections. Cockerel butterfly exhibit is a must for any family.

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Colorado
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited here early on a rainy weekday morning (the museum opens at 9) to see the beautiful Faberge exhibit. Photographs without flash are OK. Allow at least an hour and a half to see the exhibit and then extra time to roam through the rest of the museum. We also enjoyed a Plantetarium show and toured the beautifully presented dinosaur... More 

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

butterfly collection and live butterfly habitat worth admission on its own Very easy to navigate and great for children to learn about science and history All exhibits are flawless , well presented, well maintained

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Took our 4 year grandson and he loves the place. He loves the dinonasours and diaroma displays. And riding the rapture Dino ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A well organized,educationally entertaining and priceless knowledge center that will enrich your quest for history, natural science, and our universe.

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