Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Science Museum and Museum · The Museum District
5555 Hermann Park Dr (at Caroline St.), Houston, TX 77030, United States
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Yay science! We aim to preserve, advance, and enhance your knowledge of natural science. And make sure you have fun doing it!


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    "Kick off 2012 at the Planetarium and see 2012: Mayan Prophecies"(6 Tips)
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    "Check out the new paleontology hall!! It's amazing."(6 Tips)
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    "The butterfly exhibit is great and I've always been a fan of the..."(6 Tips)
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  • Vasundhara R.

    Lots to see. Definitely go for the movies. Butterfly park.

    Vasundhara Ray · October 23
  • Arce D.

    The planetarium is awesome and college students get dicounts

    Arce Duarte · October 22
  • Jill F.

    Great destination for kids.

    Jill Flores · September 25
  • gorker s.

    Real dinasours, not fake

    gorker sel · August 27
  • Andy Y.

    friendly stuff great exhibition

    Andy Yu · August 25
  • Jo D.

    Super impressive! Seriously, so many dinosaurs! And their gem collection? AMAZING. There's so much to see here. Plan to spend at least a couple hours. Plus, it's free on Thursdays.

    Jo Dobrowski · August 23
  • Haloise R.

    Free on Thursdays 3-6pm

    Haloise Redding · August 21
  • Lisa K.

    If you have triple A, show your card and you get a super discount. Ticket goes down to $7!

    Lisa K · August 13
  • Kelly D.

    The Gairo Extreme is so worth riding. Upside down, backward and spinning. Spinning ball ride. Science and earth presentation in the Geovator is detailed and it has elevator motions.

    Kelly Deeds · August 9
  • Kelly D.

    The pyramid display is so descriptive and it is so tactile. The animal bones and dinosaur fossils are elaborate to touch. The paleontology tour is so intricate and educational.

    Kelly Deeds · August 9
  • Miguel U.

    Wonderfull place, a lot of things to whatch and to know

    Miguel Urquieta · August 8
  • Ming J.

    Great dinosaur exhibit. The butterfly exhibit is worth the extra money.

    Ming Jeng · August 1
  • Hector M.

    All the exhibits are great!

    Hector Marrero · July 1
  • Cyril A.

    The Butterfly center and the Planetarium are very special!!

    Cyril Andalcio · May 22
  • Alexandra G.

    Renovated dinosaur exhibit is amazingggg plus zoltar is here!!

    Alexandra Guinn · May 20
  • Danielle N.

    In the summer, sign up your kids for the Exploration classes- they're a lot of fun for kids and very educational as well!

    Danielle Nicole · April 25
  • Mandar T.

    I heard about the new paleontology hall so this will be tops on my next visit! Can't wait!

    Mandar Trivedi · April 1
  • Dionne C.

    Don't forget to check out the mummies.

    Dionne Collier · March 24
  • Eric B.

    The have three t-rex skeletons. Enough said...

    Eric Barnett · March 22
  • John S.

    definitely worth checking out, kids and adults both will love it

    John Sherman · March 10
  • Damien F.

    If you have kids don't miss the installation downstairs. After, of course, you've checked out the dinosaur bones!

    Damien Franco · February 27
  • Azaruddin Azral

    Nice place to learn many things. Only McD available here for meals.

    Azaruddin Azral · January 23
  • Buck Seng N.

    A great natural science & history museum! Lovely.

    Buck Seng Ng · January 11
  • Clint L.

    World class paleontology hall - the other exhibits are really good too - plenty of free parking near by if you want to save $10 that the garage charges

    Clint Lively · December 31, 2014
  • Marni

    The basic collection is pretty decent, but the special exhibits are always interesting.

    Marni · October 20, 2014
  • Gina G.

    The Shark! Exhibit was smaller than I expected but still good. Worth the extra $5 bucks of you already plan to go to the museum

    Gina Garcia · October 4, 2014
  • Chris

    Lots of neat things to see

    Chris · September 18, 2014
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    Anthony Wilson · September 1, 2014
  • Veronica A.

    The butterflies are so beautiful and so many to see :) , the prehistoric place is awesome for kids very educational and plenty to see , my daughter loved it

    Veronica Andrade · August 24, 2014
  • Marcia B.

    Family day at the museum.

    Marcia Bartos · August 9, 2014
  • Miriam G.

    Don't miss the Imax here. Local legend has it that it was once the largest in the country. The butterfly center is also a gem.

    Miriam Goldman · August 7, 2014
  • David R.

    See the D-Day film in the Giant Theater

    David Roy · June 25, 2014
  • Sarah F.

    The Magna Carta from 1217 is in better shape than the food court restrooms here.

    Sarah Fontenot · June 17, 2014
  • Tracey F.

    Bulgari jewels are stunning

    Tracey Femiano · May 6, 2014
  • The Daytripper

    If you only have time for one, make it the Houston Museum of Natural Science with incredible exhibits on Paleontology, Egypt, gems, malacoloy, butterflies and tons more.

    The Daytripper · April 17, 2014
  • Mickey M.

    Visit Mickey D's!

    Mickey McVey · April 3, 2014
  • Bob C.

    Be prepared to be charged for individual exhibits. Not cheap in the least bit.

    Bob C · March 21, 2014
  • Winthrop A.

    Stay away from drugs. Try to be nice to people. Restaurants like Carrabba's, Vincent's, Nino's, Houston's, El Tiempo, & Molina's are sure fire winners when looking for something to eat.

    Winthrop Arnold · March 20, 2014
  • G B.

    If you expect out of town visitors, just get an individual membership and save some money. Because the new paleontology hall really should not be missed when in Houston.

    G Bitz · March 12, 2014
  • Juanma C.

    Magna Carta preview. Self guided tour with HMNS Docents

    Juanma Cantos · February 18, 2014
  • Naomi G.

    Lots of fun!!!

    Naomi Gomez · February 16, 2014
  • Kelly Adams Dennis

    Explore the far reaches of outer space, roam with the dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's rarest and most beautiful minerals.

    Kelly Adams Dennis · January 16, 2014
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    Sr. SEO Strategist Julia says, "If you like going to museums, it's usually cheaper to grab a membership. Since I became a member, I always want to go and get my knowledge on. Thursdays are free."

    TopSpot Internet Marketing · December 26, 2013
  • Pdro C.

    Ask for James on the paleonthology guided tour. Best guide ever!

    Pdro Cortz · December 1, 2013
  • Ginneth U.

    Good to go with children.

    Ginneth Urrego · November 13, 2013
  • Harley 💜🐾💜 J.

    They have a mummified cat here. For reals, yo. Awesome.

    Harley 💜🐾💜 Jane · October 11, 2013
  • Wil J.

    This place is terrific! Clean, easy, LOTS of different stuff to see. I was really (surprisingly) impressed by the Fabrege exhibit.

    Wil Jeudy · September 26, 2013
  • Houston Press

    Head out to the Museum Experience - Zone 4 on September 28th for free museum entry, fun arts and crafts and more!

    Houston Press · September 23, 2013
  • Anthonny A.

    Ask for Rich to guide trough the museum... He is awesome!

    Anthonny Arias García · September 4, 2013
  • Lauren R.

    Great museum! The dinosaur and science exhibit was amazing.

    Lauren Rapp · July 31, 2013

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