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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
Today
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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Nice but needs more

It is a very nice museum. They have a good Mummy Exhibition. But there is still lots of empty space. I hope they could do something more in future with those

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a very nice museum. They have a good Mummy Exhibition. But there is still lots of empty space. I hope they could do something more in future with those

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing museum and displays. Something for everyone! Dinosaurs, fossils, the most beautiful petrified tree rounds, trains, animal mounts,INCREDIBLE Egyptian artfacts (do pay the $5 extra to see the mummy display - could be a little spooky for the kiddies though). The entry fee is a bit steep so go early to make sure you have enough time to see everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In a word HMNS is brilliant. Everything from the temporary exhibits to the permanent ones like the Paleontology and Egyptian exhibits are world class. The 3D IMAX is always a fun treat and this time we also did the planetarium. It's been upgraded since I had last seen it. They showed us our local night sky and we got a... More 

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Albion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most surprising exhibit in this museum is the Hall of Gems and Minerals. The displays are gorgeous, and the overall layout of the exhibit contributes to the drama of such beautiful rocks! It takes your breath away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have a yearly membership, have visited with adults, teens, and young children. This is a must see. 3-4 hours will not allow you to see all exhibits but can cover the best/most impressive exhibits, which in my opinion is Palentology

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this place even if its just one a year my kids now teenagers love to come and explore what nature has to ofer its so sad that we can only get to be close to some of this majestic animales in a museum but at least is something. Its a beutifull place to go and enjoy a great... More 

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Cypress, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Something of interest for all ages-adults, teens, children. I would recommend if you are interested in science.

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We usually visit this museum once a month, and have been members for years. My children enjoyed it when they were young, and now we're taking our grandchildren. They look at EVERYTHING and read the information for each exhibit. I know they get so much out of each visit. The guides give thorough attention to the children, especially.

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the museum with family friends and enjoyed the enthralled look of a pre-teen girl who "doesn't like science". She read every placard and dragged our group to each new display. For me it was a renewal of love of museum trips I made while in school. Each set of displays flows through a timeline or other form of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Treat yourself to this wonderful science museum.Don't miss the dinosaur exhibit and the gem and minerals display is spectacular. The planetarium and the IMAX shows are great too.

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