The Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Mo M.
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit this charming Museum
    Must see the butterfly habitat, planetarium and the dinosaur exhibit. The only thing was the snack/eatery closed mid-afternoon??? so no water/soda if your thirsty, maybe bring own next time. Crowded for a weekday visit. Parking was crowded so be aware. Nice parks around the museum grounds. Gift shop had a $10,000 dinosaur for sale if your interested?!otherwise knickknacks for sale.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • MEHEL3
    Fayetteville, North Carolina915 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We Loved It
    Our visit was 9 June 2023. Three adults, one senior, teenager. We started on 4th floor and came downward to the bottom. The Museum is excellent and there is much to do and see. You can spend a whole day there and be oblivious of the time. We went on a Friday but maybe during the week might have been better. There were many people and of course school is out. Overall, we learned, enjoyed ourselves, and are glad we visited. There was a couple of other events there we did not get the attend and would probably come back for them. Parking was okay, but you just have to determine where to park. Nice and cool on inside, that was why everyone was probably there also. You could eat there but there are other close by options outside around area. Felt safe in the area. You really have to go to see this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Julia I
    Madison, Wisconsin171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hall of paleontology
    The hall of paleontology was superb! So many trilobites! And so much information. And great skeletons and dioramas. And the final section on evolution of hominids was also great. We spent nearly 2 hours in that one hall and then just had energy to walk briefly through the Texas hall of wildlife. My husband loves dinosaurs more than I do, but even I found it very interesting. And we were relieved it wasn’t too crowded on a Sunday afternoon in January. Parking is $30 and so it’s worth trying for free parking —the website has a good map and we got lucky to park in closest free lot A. Also saved by getting senior tickets (only available in person).
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
  • VP Travel Adventures
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone. I could spend days in here and never be bored.
    So much to see and do. I can't imagine trying to fit it all in during one visit but if you are up to the challenge, give it a try. This place is truly amazing. So many exhibits and a nice variety of subjects, dinosaurs, butterflies, Texas wildlife, gemstones from all over the world and so much more. We spent several hours in total amazement but still didn't see it all. The next time I'm in Houston, I will be visiting here again. It is well worth the money.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Travel_with_tripp
    Georgia46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dinosaurs
    Very awesome. Best part was all the dinosaurs. So much history. Kids loved the planetarium and all the hands on exhibits. We bought the city pass to get in. We stayed near the children’s hospital and parking was plenty and easy in and out. If you don’t want to drive you can ride the light rail to the museum district, about a 10 min ride. Very easy.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
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CindyR54
Calgary, Canada207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I took our grandsons here (ages 8 and 10). They absolutely loved this museum. Of particular interest was the pendulum, Ancient Egyptian, the butterflies and especially the dinosaurs. They also loved the butterflies and insects. We also went to the short film on dinosaurs in the Planetarium which was very well done. We arrived first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds. I highly recommend doing that.
Written 10 April 2024
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Mary F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Wonderful museum. My family had a lovely time and I am very thankful for the experience. Thank you for the customer service and experience
Written 23 March 2024
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Laura E
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There are so many extras that are not included in the price of the tickets. Plus when you buy tickets through here the extras cost even more.
Written 22 March 2024
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Amanda G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our flight was canceled so we decided to try the museum on a rainy day. What an amazing way to spend 3 + hours anyone interested in science-especially with interest in paleontology. We also bought tickets to the butterfly exhibit-well worth it m. There is a good exhibit on insects before you get into the multilevel live butterfly experience. This museum had something for everyone with the variety of exhibits. Highly recommend for science interested teens!
Written 22 March 2024
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Travel_with_tripp
Georgia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very awesome. Best part was all the dinosaurs. So much history. Kids loved the planetarium and all the hands on exhibits. We bought the city pass to get in. We stayed near the children’s hospital and parking was plenty and easy in and out. If you don’t want to drive you can ride the light rail to the museum district, about a 10 min ride. Very easy.
Written 18 March 2024
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Juan P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was fun, very educational and informative. Entire family had a great time, we had fun the some of the games they had for the kids and enjoyed the documentaries they were showing on the screen.
Written 18 March 2024
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Beth Hodgkinson
Lancashire, UK276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Worth a visit for a few hours - especially to see the dinosaurs and the rocks and gems. Pretty reasonable cost for food and drinks in the museum too!
Written 14 March 2024
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VP Travel Adventures
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
So much to see and do. I can't imagine trying to fit it all in during one visit but if you are up to the challenge, give it a try. This place is truly amazing. So many exhibits and a nice variety of subjects, dinosaurs, butterflies, Texas wildlife, gemstones from all over the world and so much more. We spent several hours in total amazement but still didn't see it all. The next time I'm in Houston, I will be visiting here again. It is well worth the money.
Written 13 March 2024
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Gis
El Paso, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This museum is just amazing, and I am usually not a big fan of science museums. Particularly the dinosaur/pre-historic exhibition blew me away, that is set up well with a certain sense of humor. The other exhibitions are interesting as well, so you will spend some time in this place. Schedule accordingly, preferably for Tuesday evenings when entry is free of charge.
Written 10 March 2024
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Gary
Dallas, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The entire family enjoyed the visit. Hadn’t seen my teens light up with excitement in a while but this was great for everyone!
Written 21 February 2024
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