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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

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Ordering tickets
Susan_A, May 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Easy to purchase tickets once you figure out how to navigate the site. Didn't get to visit this time due to COVID testing results pending.
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Museum Trip
Diana_A, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
I love visiting the Butterfly center and that was my favorite part of the trip. In the general walk through I liked the historical aspect of the Faberge exhibit.
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So fun, definitely coming back!
Olivia_D, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
My daughter loved the gemstone and mineral exhibit! We also appreciated the dinosaur exhibit, although I wish there were some more labels that explained more on each exhibit and where they came from and what year.
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Great museums
Randy_M, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
We enjoyed the dinosaurs and the oil shows - wish some of the displays weren’t under construction Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Cxxxxxcvbh I’ll
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The Gems and jewelry...
Danaye_D, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The Gems and jewelry exhibit was my favorite but the kids enjoyed any and everything they could touch. It's was an enjoyable experience and the discounted tickets provided through Viator made it affordable.
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Mommy and son day
Jennifer_A, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Just seeing my son enjoy himself and see his favorite species dinosaurs sole quality mommy and son time
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Awesome
Carlos_r, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
A lot to learn and fun even for kids I took my kids and they loved it the dinosaur fósil are were awesome
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Excellent museum
SVP, Sep 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Excellent prehistoric exhibits, gem exhibits and energy exhibits. Well documented displays portray difficult to grasp concepts. Excellent to teach children, teens and adults alike
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Amazing must see
Kirie_F, Aug 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
This was absolutely the best experience ever! My son loved it!! And honestly, I probably loved it a little more.
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Amazing
Stephanie_H, Aug 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Absolutely loved the Pompeii exhibition. A little on the Expensive side, but worth it!!!!!!!!!!! Elevator wait times we're very long
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this is legit
DougT, Aug 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
was a bit worried this site was too good to be true. it is legit, and i plan to use again. was able to save price of admission to museum the day of…was able to go to the ‘members only’ line (Much shorter) and get print out
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Great time
David_P, Aug 2021
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Great experience lots of different stuff to see. Every floor is different. Tho it felt more like an art gallery. Mosts of things to see and alot of the stuff do not have much information on them. Perfect for children great for adults of all age.

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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