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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
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+1 713-639-4629
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Nice place

Great place to take the kids. The exists are interesting and we go every year. Kids have a great time.

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Kids from about age 7 would love the science museum, but we find it difficult there with our toddler. She loves to see the dinosaurs, but most of the other exhibits are just too tall for her to see. I'd love it if they'd have a few more things lower so I don't have to lift her up all the... More 

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Great place to take the kids. The exists are interesting and we go every year. Kids have a great time.

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Houston, Texas
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Very nice presentation of natural sciences - covers a wide swath of topics - Something for everybody.

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A great museum, albeit a bit pricey if you want to se everything since there are separate entrance fees for different parts of the museum.

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Really love the place. Worth 25 dollars entrance fees. Way better than Space Center 34 entrance + 5 parking dollars entrance fees.

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ticket price here was a bit higher than what we had hoped for, but then after we went in, we thought it's definitely worth it. Very nice and detailed life size of pre-historic animals.

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I had a great time here .. I was alone but was awesome. You may need a while to see everything and read everything about every piece but it's worth . I love the Ancient Egypt 😍 just great .. and then the American cultures etc .. what I didn't like it so much was that I had to pay... More 

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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. Would plan to get in early in the day. Interesting exhibits and pleasant staff made it a good time spent.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter's fascination with mummies inspired our family's visit to the Mummies of the World special exhibit. Our children are 9, 6, 4, and 2, and they all had a great time exploring the museum. They were all fascinated by the special exhibit (which we did first), and afterwards we continued to explore the museum allowing their curiosity to be... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit here several times a year for different exhibits. We went mainly for the Gladiator exhibit but found the Wildlife Photography Contest exhibit fascinating and also enjoyed the Vanishing Arts exhibit. Go early as it only gets more and more crowded during the day. Only complaint -- parking garage costs $20! That's ridiculous.

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