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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
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5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"gems and minerals"
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"texas wildlife"
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"egyptian exhibit"
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"paleontology hall"
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"ancient egypt"
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"energy hall"
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"magna carta"
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"permanent exhibits"
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"imax theater"
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"all ages"
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"museum of natural science"
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Reviewed yesterday

It was lots of fun, interesting to children and adults. The same hibits were well marked with great explanations.

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent nearly 7 hours here, looking around the general admission exhibitions. Enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit the most. Lots of interactive options to get more information if wanted. Was good to be able to go in and out of museum to have lunch.

Thank Bernadette H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best (and largest) natural science museums we’ve ever visited. $15 (for seniors) for “general permanent exhibition” is a bargain. On the Main floor, there were a huge Hall of Paleontology showing bones of dinosaurs of many kinds, (claimed to have...More

Thank Chuang004
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I LOVE this museum! So much to see. If you are local then you should just get a membership, you will want to come back and it offers great discounts. The dinosaur bones are my absolute favorite. But also love the butterflies and all the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to museums all over the country and this is by far one of the best. They have so many great artifacts, and the design of the displays is fantastic. The Egyptian exhibit and the dinosaurs in particular are top notch.

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went and saw the Sherlock Homes and Death by Natural Causes exhibits. It was interesting, nicely done. Pricing was a bit high for adult admission, but if you have an extra $100 for two adults to go to the museum (admission to two exhibits...More

Thank pnkgirl27
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was interesting, however I'm just not for evolution. Don't believe in it! God created mankind. Place has some great photos of animals. The gems & natural things are good. Although I love the floor about how energy is used.

Thank Darlene D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a door buster at 9am and after seeing the crowds and struggles for parking when I left around noon, I'm glad I got there early. The exhibits were great and the gift shop was huge with many unique things I wasnt expecting to...More

Thank Arissa P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Foucault pendulum captivates the visitors the moment they enter the museum. Eye popping collections at the Gems and Jewels Gallery. The colors and the shades of the different varieties of the minerals is engrossing. The Rare collections of Gems is a visual delight. In...More

Thank Anand C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members, but went to see the Ocean IMAX only. It was a Saturday, and surprisingly, the theatre was not crowded. (I would hate to sit too close to the screen.) The Ocean movie was great. We always walk away amazed at the movies...More

Thank Lynn M
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Jeromy B
22 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
No. The Butterfly exhibit is extra.
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hernandezlonie
15 March 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.
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28 February 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.
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