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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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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
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This place has something spectacular for everyone, from toddlers love of the butterflies, boys love the dinosaurous, and I loved viewing the precious stones.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paula H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get there when they open if you want to get a parking spot. Also it gets so crowded if you wait. We absolutely loved it! We bought the extra Death by natural causes and enjoyed it as well. 5 stories and it took us 4...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AmandaS5321
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fossil displays, including dinosaurs all all types and sizes will amaze adults and kids alike, but there is plenty more to see at this fabulous museum. Great displays on Texas wildlife, native peoples and previous gems, plus a somewhat creepy display of art made...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KiwiCriticDunedin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Butterflies interaction was amazing, varieties plentiful. Would recommend this for smaller children. The insects section were nicely displayed and the information excellent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elderie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember the museum from 35 years ago and a recent visit blew me away. It has expanded and revamped its' exhibits and is as good a museum as others i have been in (including the one in London). I quite enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Lot’s of interesting things to see. Highly recommend the time spent. The mineral and jewelry display was well done

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ballground
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need 2 days to see everything they have here. The Dinosaurs are Impressive, we saw some we never knew existed and the have everything placed in a chronological order. Then we went to the Egyptian exhibition, all I can say is it made is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit! Very educational and fun for all ages! They have special exhibits, like the planetarium, IMAX, and butterfly area. Not to mention the dinosaur exhibit. Everything can be a little pricey, however it's surely worth it. There are hands on things for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 1smartang3l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HMNS is a living museum, and its programs are varied, exciting and well planned. We keep returning to this museum with our entire family, friends and neighbors. Well located, with easy parking, the museum has something for everybody: the butterfly exhibit is superb! the evolution...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this museum. As a biology major, turned science teacher turned physician... this place is great. Of course free museum Thursdays are worth the hassle of the field trips that abound in the area, but this place is awesome any day of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Neelee
13 August 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
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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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yes we did
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