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“Natural History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
713-639-4629
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Ranked #1 of 449 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms.
Houston, Texas
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“Natural History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

What more could be here? Nothing. It has everything. Dinosaurs. Mummy's. Food. Butterflies. Simply amazing place to be!

Visited August 2014
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“Excellent Way to Spend Time with Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a very family-friendly museum that offers a wide variety of things to do -- so if you buy a membership you can count on having something new to do every couple of weekends. The butterfly hall is especially sweet. I've only been once so far, but my daughter & her husband have enjoyed going to see Imax documentaries. Little kids enjoy it because they have lots of interactive stuff. An entire room of nothing but butterfly/beetle/bug specimens, butterflies hatching, little movies to watch, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for entertaining out of town guests with kids.

Visited July 2014
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“Fun for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been going to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for over 45 years. There is always something new and interesting on display. Three floors and a basement of dinosaur skeletons, jewels, rocks, shells, stuffed wildlife, etc. A parking garage is attached to the museum for a small fee. You can also go to the Butterfly Museum, IMAX theater and Burke Baker Planetarium. The two gift shops have unbelievable items for purchase. Great place to go on a hot Houston day!

Visited August 2014
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“Modern, fun for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Kids (age 8 and 10) enjoyed museum. Modern, spacious facility. Only food availabe onsite is McDonalds so as a vegetarian, I was disapointed. Saw IMAX Galapagos movie and it was interesting. Could spend a few hours here, but not all day.

Visited August 2014
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“Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's good fun for the family. Worth the visit maybe once. Not as cool as the Children's Museum down the street.

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