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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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+1 713-639-4629
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"egyptian exhibit"
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"paleontology hall"
in 88 reviews
"gems and minerals"
in 74 reviews
"ancient egypt"
in 78 reviews
"energy hall"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"texas wildlife"
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"magna carta"
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"gem vault"
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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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"great exhibits"
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"traveling exhibits"
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great for all ages. So much to see!! The museum always has wonderful exhibits. Love spending the day there.

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

we lived here when my kids were young. There is so much to do. The butterfly exhibit is a walkthrough rain forest with butterflies flying all around you and a separate area harvesting chrysalis that are absolutely beautiful. You are given a laminated sheet with...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 hours and couldn't get to see all exhibits or shows. My priorities were the Museum, Butterfly Center, and Dark Universe show at the Planetarium. Tickets for all, as a senior, totaled $31. I got a great return for the value. The Dark Universe...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is always fun to visit. We live just a few minutes away so we take the kids there fairly often. We usually go on Thursdays when they have free admission. Since it is free to get in, we don't feel bad if we...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The things IN the museum are interesting, but it was freezing cold, very dark, and exhibits weren't labeled. Also, there were a lot of extra's you had to pay for that were quite costly when it all is added up. Because of the cold atmosphere...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this museum. So many exhibits. Love going back again and again.

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Something for everyone. Paleontology and Texas wildlife collections especially were great. Couple 2D and 3D movies very worthwhile. Only food is a McDonalds.

Thank Tyler2004
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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The place is a must weekend visit. It is not as big as New York museum of natural sciences however it has almost all information across globe. When we first entered the hall is surrounded by posters on walls beautifully inscribed environmental and energy aspects...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kids will love it of course (there is an amazing dinosaur collection), but so will folks of all ages. There is so much variety, and all of it is displayed in first-class, interesting way. You will definitely spend several hours here until you are feeling...More

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HoustonHMNS, Guest Relations Manager at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Took the kids here while my hubby was traveling on business. Kids enjoyed it and I'm glad we took in this attraction

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Jeromy B
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Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
No. The Butterfly exhibit is extra.
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Yes you can. There is a ticket office in the foyer of the building.
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There was no damage due to Harvey that I am aware of at all. You should have a magnificent time.
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