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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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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
star-4.5
$13.75 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A good museum
Good museum for kids and us,which I will visit again. I like the museum very much where we spent a whole day.
Jin_Z, Aug 2022

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 Savings
Erinn_B, Aug 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Saved us money and we had a great time. Great deal for four people. We got in and out of the ticket line very quickly and easily with our prepaid voucher.
star-5
Outta towers should check it out
Tina_M, Aug 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
It’s a very nice place to take the family!! Lots of public parking! My kids (10 & 14) liked the dinosaurs the most!
star-4
Nice day outing for hot/rainy days.
Christine_B, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Nice displays, a bit chaotic and overcrowded at the lunch area. Love the raw semiprecious stone collection
star-5
Amazing!!
Amy_V, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The kids were amazed (and so was I) with how many and how LARGE the dinosaurs really were!!!! There was a good variety of creatures as well!
star-5
The dinosaurs were...
Teresa_P, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The dinosaurs were awesome! E went early so we got really great touring time! Highly recommend with kids.
star-5
All the museum was good for all ages.
Pam_W, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Loved the dinosaur display, but it was kind of dark to read the placards. Also, there was no one around to ask questions of, like how much of the dinosaur bones were real and how much were recreated.
star-5
Two thumbs up for Viator
Sohail_V, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
I saved significant money by purchasing my tickets via Viator instead of the box office at the museum. It took me only a few minutes to purchase tickets from Virator and the process was very easy, quick, and user friendly. Thank you so very much
star-5
It was Very informative...
Bhaskar_T, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
It was Very informative and lots of activities to keep children and adult engaged and learning at the same time .
star-4
Well done Museum
Jana_W, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Lots to see and experience. Plan to stay for at least several hours. Bring a lunch or you can purchase food there.
star-5
Making memories
Moises_R, Jul 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
We had a great time lots to see my son loved it so did I we will definitely be coming back with friends and family
star-5
Day out with the grandkids
Ron_A, Jun 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
Spent the afternoon with three of my grandchildren. Traveled from Corpus Christi, and we were not disappointed. We had a great time.
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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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