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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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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 2 days ago

what a great place. The Mummy exhibit was amazing! Parking is pricey. Try to park on the street it is alot cheaper.Definitely worth visiting.

Thank nalex1999
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing first visit three years ago that I've purchased an annual membership ever since! My daughter is now 7 and absolutely loves a trip to museum every couple of months. They're always changing the exhibits and evolving with new teaching tools and technology....More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We bought the city pass in order to get into multiple locations, and I was absolutely appalled at having already paid for entry, and then on top of it, I drive all the way down to the museum and come to a screeching halt in...More

Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is so much to see at HMNS that you could spend all day there. We took our 7 year-old granddaughter and she loved some of the exhibits, but lost interest in some after a while. Adults should find it more satisfying. The exhibit on...More

Thank crbtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this museum. Has so much interesting stuff with my favorites being the Egyptian mummy's and the very impressive dinosaur exhibition (which we left till last) but we also enjoyed the stuffed animal part which was presented very well. Fun fact, there is a Mcdonalds...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of the museum is the dino skeletons, the rest is interesting but available elsewhere. If you want to see animals maybe try the zoo. For kids it's really interesting, if you are planning a trip to Houston get the city pass. Really...More

Thank Elias Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the poor parking choice (and high cost to park in garage), the museum is good. It is easy to lose oneself amongst the life-like replicas and habitats. The butterfly exhibit is wonderful, although the number and types of butterflies were rather limited. The planetarium...More

Thank K5768YEmichael
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibition for the whole family., Kids and adults alike were mesmerized about the exhibit. We went with my 3 year -old granddaughter and she really enjoyed it.

Thank sandrapmercuri
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have never been disappointed here! was nervous with my 2 year old toddler not having enough to do since it seems to be geared towards more educational and older children, however the wide open spaces are PERFECT for him and my nephew. I always...More

Thank Rina101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vast amounts of exhibits lots of interesting information and pieces to see. Spread over 3 floors you’ll spend a good few hours here. 4/5 due to the parking..... 20.... yes $20 dollars!! Extortion

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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Natalie1204 | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay extra for several of the exhibits - like the 3D movie, the butterfly exhibit and the Sherlock Holmes mystery room. I think certain shows are only on at certain times, so you’ll miss the show if you miss the... More
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 Natalie1204 | Reviewed this property |
yes we did