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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
Phone Number: +1 713-639-4629
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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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I'm always a bit nervous about taking my young children to a museum, but this one was a winner for the whole family. The screen showing our image and dinosaurs interacting with us... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm always a bit nervous about taking my young children to a museum, but this one was a winner for the whole family. The screen showing our image and dinosaurs interacting with us was a huge hit and started our experience well. The dinosaur skeletons were a highlight, in addition to the Egyptian display (complete with exceptionally preserved mummies). My... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed way more than the few hours we had. The breadth of the exhibits was amazing. Too many of them cost 'extra', however.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have seen a lot of museums all over the world and the Houston museum is right up there. It also has things to keep the little ones entertained.

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when coming to this museum. We got there and I was initially a little taken back by the price, only to find that this is actually a steal when you see how much there is to actually do. WELL worth the money. We got lost in all the exhibits they had to offer, from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paleontology exhibit is better than DC Smithsonian. It's amazing and they put all the fossils/reproductions in fun and interactive positions. They also have the world wildlife exhibit, mummies, gem stones and petroleum drilling exhibit. There's no reason every Houstonian and visitor shouldn't come by.

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the premier science and technology museums in the US. The butterfly pavilion, paleontology exhibit, energy exhibits, gem and mineral hall and the newly upgraded planetarium with multiple shows will appeal to all ages and degrees of scientific understanding. There are series of visiting exhibits that are particularly interesting and well done. Allow for at least half... More 

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

We love visiting, and are members. This has to be the best dinosaur exhibit in the country, super well curated and nicely lit. The traveling exhibits are great, and we loved the mummies. We have a membership and take our daughter once a month or so. The butterfly garden is neat, but super humid and the paths are narrow, but... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is supposed to be the second most visited naturel history museum after the Smithsonian. Very well done. Some of the exhibits that will amaze you include a huge dinosaur exhibit including real fossils, an Egyptian exhibit that includes numerous mummies, a very nice gem and mineral exhibit and much more. There's a new park next door that's really cool... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good educational and interesting . Reasonable fees to get into the exhibits. Plan to spend about 4 hours at a minimum .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took 6 children ages 6,7,8,9,10 and 10 to this venue. They had a great time and really loved the dinosaur exhibit the most. The IMAX theater show of the national parks was a great opportunity to have all of the children sit and take a bresk, while keeping them engaged. The grounds outside the museum were very nice and... More 

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