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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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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...more
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5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed today via mobile

We used our Houston City Pass and combined the Science Museum and Zoo in one day. We did the zoo first so I’m not sure if that was the best way to go since everyone was hot and tired, ready to get in the pool....More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My kids absolutely love the museum. We got the family annual membership (which makes totalt sense if you're going more than 3 times a year. There is so much going on here, the special exhibits as well as the year rounds ones are super fun....More

Thank sana3691
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is so much fun for my grandchildren & me. The grandchildren are 7 & 10 years old. We have been going to HMNS several times a year for about 6 years and it always amazes us. The exhibits are interesting for all ages...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in from out of town for the day. The butterfly exhibit did not disappoint. There were so many butterflies. Great day

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with a lot to see. My four year old daughter had a great time, as did I. She was excited to see dinosaurs, mummies, gems, and more. We also visited the butterfly center, which was nice.

Thank reneemarie31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit with my family (wife and 5 year old boy). The museum is very interesting, highlighting dinossaurs and the new energy exhibition (4th floor)

Thank Hernandes F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Think of a better place other than school or your children can learn so much. The place is very clean the people that work there seemed well educated for what they do. The gift shop has such amazing items at fair prices. I will be...More

Thank lynn h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the annual passes which makes a great deal if planning to return and bring friends. Amazing experience to be extremely proud to have in town many activities strongly recommend to everyone check web for accuracy. They have a fast food restaurant on premises...More

Thank Lyssette H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science as part of the Houston City Pass. Did spend $20 for parking right next door as museum non-member, by far the most expensive parking of all the City Pass locations that we visited. Redeeming the...More

Thank Parris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Austin to visit for the day since my daughter really wanted to go to the butterfly exhibit. We arrived mid day on a Wednesday and although there were many school/camp trips going on we never felt crowded out. We bought tickets for...More

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Jeromy B
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
No. The Butterfly exhibit is extra.
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Anthony A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There is a ticket office in the foyer of the building.
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Sheri A | Reviewed this property |
There was no damage due to Harvey that I am aware of at all. You should have a magnificent time.