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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
+1 713-639-4629
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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 outstretched arms.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
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"butterfly exhibit"
in 288 reviews
"egyptian exhibit"
in 92 reviews
"paleontology hall"
in 88 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 73 reviews
"ancient egypt"
in 77 reviews
"energy hall"
in 55 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 47 reviews
"magna carta"
in 42 reviews
"texas wildlife"
in 41 reviews
"gem vault"
in 41 reviews
"imax theater"
in 85 reviews
"permanent exhibits"
in 105 reviews
"special exhibits"
in 157 reviews
"all ages"
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"museum of natural science"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband was diagnosed with cancer in August 2017 - we bought a yearly pass and enjoy constant visits.

Thank Rhonda W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When at the Natural Science Museum, make sure to visit a new Energy Hall, where you would find out all you ever wanted and didn't want to know about oil exploration. Impressive.

Thank tewin14
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Family of four (one teenager, one young adult child) really enjoyed the history of life on earth - the trilobites and other shells and fossils as well as the dinosaurs and ice age creatures. We've seen a number of other dinosaur exhibits over the years,...More

Thank Jo Ann S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They offer everything from fossil history, Native Texas Wildlife,and and dozens of hands-on simulated operations of Gulf of Mexico offshore oil rigs. I honestly say this is a "do not miss" place if visiting Houston for the first time!

Thank punchcard
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband & I went to see the Knights special exhibit. Glorious armor and educational. Also went to see Ancient Egypt still impress me. Dinosaurs, which the HMNS IS KNOWN for, still WOWS me every time I visit...due to its collection of dinosaurs & other...More

Thank Christa W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoy the museum thing, get the Houston City Pass. It will save you a lot. Plenty of dinosaur and kid friendly displays.

Thank rmcleodx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is kid friendly, it has educational programs that are excellent. My grandkids love to visit it. Parking can be difficult during weekends and holidays.

Thank Graciela W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Displays are interesting. Occasional special exhibits are usually very interesting. Check websites for special exhibits.

Thank SRH110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum has completed a major renovation of the paleontolgy hall and updated the exhibits to reflect current scientific thought. Bring your kids and be prepared to be amazed. Also check out the new energy hall and the gems and minerals.

1  Thank Bob N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Egyptian area.... Almost felt like a cemetery because they had so many coffins and mummies! Lots of dinosaur replicas too. The gemstone area was lacking labels.

1  Thank Rebecca A
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Zoe K
7 February 2018|
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Response from Masha M | Reviewed this property |
All exhibits have in-depth labels, there are traveling exhibits, a planetarium shows and a butterfly house, big gem and dinosaur exhibits... it really depends on how much you would like to do and how long you choose to spend... More
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Dolly N
22 December 2017|
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Response from zstargazer | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of free parking around and across the street in the park. Get there early, it’s a busy place.
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Claudia H
11 December 2017|
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Not sure, May want to check their website,
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