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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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5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030-1718
+1 713-639-4629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a gem! The entire museum is well laid out and offers amazing views into our physical world. But the stand outs are the Dinosaur, Egyptian and Mineral Exhibit halls. Beautifully laid out with amazing artifacts and fossils, the dinosaur collection rivals any...More

Thank txberardo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best science museum I've been to. It's very large and there is so much to see! The exhibits are beautiful and unique.It's great for adults and kids.

Thank Marcela P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge Museum with tons to see and do plan to spend the day. I really enjoyed the gem exhibit.

Thank catloverkk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum was amazing and my son loved the dinosaur exhibit. There were multiple levels to this Museum and you could spend an entire day going through the entire four floors of Museum. Amazing place and I would highly recommend it for any visitors to...More

Thank JasonMillerOdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a day to visit the Museum it’s free Thursday from 2 pm until 5 pm. It will take that long to see this museum too. It has four levels and is in the Museum District across the street from the Miller Outdoor Theater and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum offers many sections, for most sections a separate tickets are required. If you are local, a membership would be a wise purchase. One can devote a good deal of time to view and read about each display. There are also permanent exhibits and...More

Thank healthyeater2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children love this museum! It has so many different things to participate in. Its far more than a museum, its a playground

Thank carried570
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is HUGE! It has 4 floors of exhibits, a planetarium, and a 3D theater. While in town, my dad and I came here on a whim, sort of a last minute decision since it was so cold outside that day. We came after...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a great variety of exhibits, some permanent and some rotating. We can always count on seeing the dinosaurs and the Cockrell Butterfly Exhibit. There are good choices of movies at IMAX.

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The planetarium shows are really great. The musuem is huge and really well organized. You could easily spend an entire day there. Highly recommended

Thank 3princessesinapod
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Dolly N
23 December 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Free, when we went!
Claudia H
11 December 2017|
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Response from ejhsmile | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, May want to check their website,
5 June 2017|
Response from HoustonHMNS | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Yes, Butterfly Center tickets can be purchased separately.