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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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$22.00*
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Mummies of the World Traveling Exhibit Ticket of Houston
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$11.00*
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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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$56.00*
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Absolutely Awesome Museum

HMNS Is one of the top 3 science museums in the US and rightfully so. It sits in a beautiful area by fabulous Hermann Park so even more bang for your buck! We friends were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Tx.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

HMNS Is one of the top 3 science museums in the US and rightfully so. It sits in a beautiful area by fabulous Hermann Park so even more bang for your buck! We friends were fortunate to have a private tour of the Paleontology section by one of the museum guides that was marvelous. The creatures are mind boggling (the... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had time to kill, so made a stop here. They had a lot to offer, really enjoyed the gem exibit. A curator was roaming around, and was answering questions

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was conned by HMNS. The website clearly states "The nearby Smith Gem Vault showcases stunning, custom-made jewelry set with some of the world’s largest, finest and most rare cut gemstones" There is now a vault full of shells. A museum employee said the family that loaned the gems took them out of the museum. Why would a supposedly reputable... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got a membership for this place because it is excellent. The one complaint is that the membership does not include all of the exhibits and every week we end up paying extra to see things not included such as the butterfly exhibit. This week it was the mummies, a well laid out, informative showing with the correct amount of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to The Houston Museum of Natural Science and I must say the parking is quite convenient and of course I went on a Thursday since it's free on that day if the week! It was amazing...my second time going and this last time I went it to watch a show and when I say it was really good I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i love going to the museum. the staff there is always great and it is always clean. There is little traffic and the weekend crew is always kind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the finest museums I have ever been to. Check the program for the things you want to see and get your tickets early if it is a really popular event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed to kill time before a flight and it was raining all day. Caught the 10 am show of wild Africa and it was wonderful!!! Lusciously filmed, this movie will appeal to adults and kids for 40 minutes. Worth the admission price. I've seen IMAX shows at the museum in NYC and feel this one was way better in terms... More 

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louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

saw the mummy exhibit with adults and children it was a lot of fun but also very educational and interesting. it was well laid out and really kept your attention. with the price of a ticket you also got access to the full museum as well which is worth the trip and the gift shop is amazing. they could do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well interesting the museum, lots of cool things like the area of the dinosaurs, egypt and animals. The only thing I did not like was the queue to buy tickets that was a bit slow and was very big when I went and also they have some attractions that are charged the part, I think unfair, since the price is... More 

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