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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent a full morning touring with our two teenagers during a Spring Break. There was something for all of us to enjoy and learn about. The layout and space in each exhibit hall makes the whole experience enjoyable even with crowds.

We were thrilled that the Magna Carta was on special exhibit when we were there. Both of our teenagers had learned about it at school and seeing it made them talk about what they had learned. The two women that were working in period dress, were very informative. They encouraged us to get involved with the various artifacts. You could hear their passion as they told stories about that period of time. They helped make this an experience our family will never forget.

Thank Mary-Jo J
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a wonderful place for a first date. Let's you open so many conversations with your date. The butterflies are beautiful and just walking around seeing all the exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

My wife and I went to the HMNS while we were in Houston. Had a wonderful time. While we were there, they had the Magna Carta on display. Very interesting read. The hall of paleontology was outstanding, as was the Gem vault - Both are a must see for sure. We also visited the Butterfly exhibit as well. Truly amazing to watch the butterflies literally everywhere in the exhibit area. Parking next to the museum, you get $10 off (half price) if you present your ticket stub to the museum upon departure. You can also pay for parking when you get your tickets to the museum as well.

Thank J W M
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

The museum is amazing, though I enjoyed much more the butterfly space.

Walk around and sit for some time enjoying the smell and sume butterflies around you! Some can stop on you. - fun place to spend an afternoon!

Thank Fernanda R
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I went last summer. They have four stories of exhibits, a planetarium and lots of activities going on. we stayed about 5 hours but we wish we could have been there longer. We rushed through the King Tut exhibit because it was closing. It was a lot of fun and fascinating. it was a little expensive because they charge for extra things but worth the pay

Thank Ben W
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