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Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX, 77030

The Basics

Houston Museum of Natural Science ranks among the most popular attractions in Houston’s Museum District. A standard admission ticket grants you access to the permanent collection, though everything else requires a separate ticket. The museum is part of the Houston CityPASS, which offers discounted admission to five top Houston attractions. Some excursions combine a guided visit to the museum collection with a tour of Houston’s street art hotspots.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Houston

star-5
Excellent visit
Joyce_M, Mar 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Loved every part of the museum. We were especially interested in the Body Worlds exhibit. Museum was very clean and well managed. Gift shop was exceptional.
star-5
Great day
Donald_T, Jan 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Awesome place. Have loved it since I was a kid. It was Clean and the air-conditioning was definitely working, lunch is pricey, and definitely park down the street for free $20 for parking is ridiculous.
star-5
The museum is always a...
Timothy_C, May 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The museum is always a good way to spend the day and I will definitely be visiting again soon to get a glimpse of the Ramsey exhibit
star-5
Great museum
Caitlin_R, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Great place to go in houston. Fun for all ages. Been going since a kid and something new everytime. Need more food places
star-5
Easy to book online and...
Carlos_G, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Easy to book online and get tickets at the Museum of Natural Science. We also got great discounts for the other events.
star-5
Greta place.
James_B, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Awesome place. We will definitely be returning. This time we will take the kids. Parking was super sucky tough.
star-5
Body world and the...
Jackie_B, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Body world and the Egyptian displays were awesome. Great experience, might have to go back to the Body World exhibit. Very informative and interesting.
star-4
Overall good experience
Cynthia_G, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The younger kids were not as interested in most things, but it worked out and it was just a little bit of a quicker museum experience for us.
star-4
Dinosaur lovers should go
Julie_R, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Went in the beginning of April and 30% of the exhibits were closed. The dinosaur section was great. If you like taxidermy there was a lot of taxidermy animals. The gems were nice to look at. If you have to make a choice go with the zoo. Parking is free at the zoo and within walking distance of the museum.
star-5
“Science rules”- Bill Nye The Science Guy
Jamie_D, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
I loved the Ramses the great pharaoh exhibit. Very interesting to learn about a world before electronics and flying.
star-5
Great experience , clean, and educational
Kathrina_G, Apr 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Dinosaurs exhibit Butterflies beautiful to see Lots to do Gift shop was fabulous Parking was difficult to find but found a spot on top level attached to museum
star-5
fun!
Morgan_A, Mar 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
buying the GA ticket online was definitely a good decision, you still see so much of the museum! me and my boyfriend had a great time

Things to Know Before You Go

  • At Houston Museum of Natural Science, you’ll find public restrooms and free Wi-Fi.

  • There are three restaurants at the museum; cuisine ranges from American-style snacks to artisan sandwiches.

  • The museum is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible; wheelchairs are also available to borrow.

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How to Get There

Houston Museum of Natural Science is inside Hermann Park in central Houston, near the medical center. Parking can fill up quickly so consider taking a taxi or rideshare instead of driving. The Houston METRORail also stops in the park.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily from morning until early evening. The best time to visit is on a weekday afternoon, when visiting school groups have typically departed. The permanent collection is free on Thursday afternoons.

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HMNS at Sugar Land

Even if you’re based in the western suburbs of Katy or Sugarland, you can still get a taste of the museum by visiting its satellite facility. The permanent collection mirrors the most popular exhibits of the main museum, which tend to cover topics such as life, earth, and space sciences; paleontology, and discovery works.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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