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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: 17136394629
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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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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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It's a must for any age

I had an amazing time at the museum there's so much to see and plus they have three different sections with three different tours that goes around the museum is friendly it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an amazing time at the museum there's so much to see and plus they have three different sections with three different tours that goes around the museum is friendly it's quiet and it's very family oriented and at the end of it there's a few places to grab food if you have kids that will be amazing for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I chaperoned for my daughter's field trip and all of the kids had a wonderful time! There is more than enough entertainment both non-interactive and interactive. I should say it is a must go places for kids. THe butterfly garden is awesome, its everybody's favorite. My daughter also loves the stones and gems area.

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Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for kids, great dinosaur exhibit.. plan to be there for about a day if you are interested in human evolution or history or astronomy or science. Butterfly exhibit is Great too. Great details and visualizations. Can have more eating options.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Top notch museum. Great yours, butterfly garden was well received. They even have a McDonald's inside the building, lol. The staff are warm and helpful. Loved the dinosaur exhibits. Highly recommend!

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see museum in Houston. From the butterfly center to the dinosaur exhibition, the museum offers a variety of interesting things for people of all ages including small children. The store is amazing as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On my "Must Go" list at least twice per year. Educational, informative, great temporary exhibits, and also good all the time exhibits. Great for kids, adults, teens --- I never tire of going here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best surprise to us was at 2 pm on Thursday you get to explore the museum for free! They really go all out transforming each exhibit. My favorite was the Cabinet of Curiosities. It's interactive with pull out drawers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on Saturday and really liked it. There are so many interesting exhibits including a beautiful butterfly and dinosaurs exhibits. The planetarium is really nice; you get the feeling you are outdoors on a clear day looking up at the night sky! We enjoyed the movie about black holes. Museum employees were really helpful and friendly and the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are visiting Houston for a wedding and had a few hours to spend. We didn't want to do the entire museum so we chose the Butterfly exhibit. Very interesting and the "live" enclosure was thrilling. So much flitting and flying.....it was great. Be prepared for the humidity inside the enclosure (supposedly butterflies like sweat !!) 2.5 hours went by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are from New Zealand and we spent 4 hours at the museum yesterday. The exhibitions were very well laid out and truly amazing. We learnt so much about early history, dinosaurs, animals etc. There is so much to see and there is even a McDonalds if you get hungry!!

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