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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: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The IMAX experience is enriching. The museum offers evening talks from researchers and scientists from around the world. The exhibits are nice.

Thank kanabadoush
Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent exhibit of dinosaurs and fossils are of a wide variety and very well displayed! Thursdays have free admission for all! The exhibits of the various indigenous peoples of North and South America is also very well curated! Its definitely worth a visit! The...More

Thank A.M. W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits, well planned and organized. Interactive displays for the children. Be sure to check out the petrified wood section. Lots of photo opportunities throughout the museum. No flash allowed, so set your cameras for max. ISO. Most exhibits very well lit. Dinosaurs are big...More

Thank Buck1717
Reviewed 1 week ago

HMNS has one of the best gem and mineral collections in the United States. It is absolutely stunning to behold the magic of the mineral kingdom. Then there are the dinosaurs, insects, the Burke Baker Planetarium AND butterflies. HMNS truly has something for everyone.

Thank Sheri A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great permanent paleo exhibit! Butterfly exhibit and planetarium are wonderful, too. The regular traveling exhibits are the best in the world.

Thank TravelorBecky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my six yo grandson to this museum and it was so good we walked thru 2X. The dinosaur exhibit was excellent and even at 6 he was totally entertained. Same for the mummy exhibit as well as the wild game exhibits. The 3D...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a membership for many years at this museum. Our children and grandchildren enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit as well as others. The mummies were also a favorite. I like the gem exhibit. The IMAX theater was always on our agenda.

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located near the Hermann Park. The pre-historic animal exhibit is fantastic. The butterfly garden was also nice.

Thank Chandra_A_Texas_USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you like dinosaurs, mummies or butterflies, this museum is always worth a trip. Try to look for discount coupons because it can be pricey. If it is not too busy, park in the free lots or on the street. Otherwise the parking garage is...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entire museum is very interesting , even if you have visited before, always new things to see. One of the best dinosaur exhibits anywhere. On one floor there is a new exhibit of Texas wildlife and fauna , arranged in such a natural way...More

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5 June 2017|
Response from HoustonHMNS | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, Butterfly Center tickets can be purchased separately.
4 June 2017|
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Response from vasqmau | Reviewed this property |
You also have to pay if you want to see the planetarium and other special attractions they have at HMNS
Victoria F
27 April 2017|
Response from Regina C | Reviewed this property |
I found there to be plenty of fun for all ages. I was surprised by how much the 6 and 8 year olds got into it.