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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the largest dinosaur hall in North America, check out the extensive collection of rare gems, and stop into your choice of permanent exhibits.
  • General admission ticket to Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Discover the permanent exhibits on your own
  • Choose to see permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, Texas wildlife, and more
  • Special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and other special features require additional tickets
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The listed price does not include a parking fee, parking is payable upon arrival.
The listed price does not include access to separate ticketed attractions such as films, the butterfly center, or traveling exhibits
Food and drinks
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Make your own way to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is located across from Hermann Park in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

Upon your arrival, exchange the voucher for your ticket for your admission ticket. Then enter the museum for your self-guided tour of the permanent exhibits.

Permanent exhibits include North America's largest dinosaur hall, and the Gems & Minerals exhibit, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the United States, with more than 450 rare gemstones and geodes. You can also browse exhibits on Texas Wildlife, The Americas, African Wildlife, Chemistry, and more. Refreshments and food are available for purchase at the cafe.

Entrance to special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, the Planetarium, and the IMAX movie theater require additional expense. Please check for details on the day of your visit.
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located in the heart of the Houston Museum District across from Hermann Park. With world-class hospitality and knowledgeable staff, the museum will delight you with it's easy to follow layout, clearly marked displays and beautiful exhibit halls. Whether you are searching for the cafe or querying staff about the elemental symbol for gold, you are guaranteed to find whatever it is you are looking for with a minimal amount of effort and a substantial amount of excitement. Your voucher to the museum should be exchanged for your ticket upon arrival. Once you enter, you'll have the option to visit numerous permanent exhibits including North America's largest dinosaur hall and one of the most extensive gem and geode collections in the United States. The museum is perfect for families and school groups, tourist and locals and offers refreshments and food at the cafe.  
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to have a photo ID with you in order to redeem your voucher
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Houston Museum of Natural Science
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
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What is the social distancing policy during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.

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  • "The food there is a bit pricey but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch." See review

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star-5
Two thumbs up for Viator
Sohail_V
, Jul 2022
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
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
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
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
Spent the afternoon with three of my grandchildren. Traveled from Corpus Christi, and we were not disappointed. We had a great time.
star-2
Money pit
Ilija_R
, Jun 2022
Nothing for younger children. Money pit. They nickel and dime you for everything. If you like to see all that is available ticket will be about $65 per person and not as advertised. Not very interactive place.
star-5
One of the best
Arturo_C
, Jun 2022
The museum’s Dinosaur exhibit is one of the best. It rivals the museum of natural history in Mew York.
star-5
Absolutely awesome museum.
Heather_A
, Jun 2022
I was visiting with my daughter and we enjoyed all the exhibits.immensely.We had fun in the halls with the dinosaurs.Brought us both back to being children again.
star-3
It was ok
Lindora_S
, Jun 2022
My grandson enjoyed the dinosaur and space exhibits. What I did not like was the additional cost for side exhibits, it would bring our costs up to over $180 if we went to them - a bit expensive for a family of three.
star-4
Museum was interactive...
Jessica_M
, Jun 2022
Museum was interactive for all ages! Just know to do most of the shows and certain exhibits you need to pay extra ! The perk is if you buy your tickets on Viator they give you a discount on those extra tickets !!
star-1
We thought we were buying...
Sable_H
, Jun 2022
We thought we were buying tickets to Ramses, went all the way to Houston museum of Science which is about 6 miles from where we live. When we arrived we stood in several lines forever only to find we were I. The wrong line. Then we found out we actually didn’t have tickets to Ramses but a general admissions ticket. The website was very misleading and a terrible ordeal as we are seniors and walked and drove all this way only to find out 45 minutes that our tickets for only general admission!
star-5
Great American painting
Nursalim_H
, Jun 2022
The museum is great with mostly American paintings, great to learn the American painting history since pre 1776. The museum size is manageable to see in 2-4 hours.
star-5
DINOSAURS!!!
Michelle_H
, Jun 2022
A great way to beat the summer heat and see amazing things! Dinosaurs bring out the kid in everyone!
star-5
👍👍
Peggy_T
, May 2022
Loved that it was organized by time, starting before the 🦕 period, through to humanity. ………………. . …………………………….
star-4
We enjoyed it. We also...
Phyllis_W
, May 2022
We enjoyed it. We also went to the Planetarium for several shows. The kids like the dinosaurs of course. The also liked the Texas Wildlife & the Wildlife sections.
star-5
Awesome
Kay_A
, May 2022
The museum was awesome! I loved all the exhibits including The butterfly center, I would definitely visit again!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Bad day for a museum visit
Patti_M
, May 2022
When we arrived, we couldn’t get in the door. There were hundreds of kids streaming out. I was there with my 3 year old and we had our tickets on the phone. After standing in line, we were directed to another line to get a ticket. The wait was over 20 minutes so we opted to leave. I emailed to ask if we could get a refund and never heard back. 😿
star-5
HMNS is a world class institution
Shawn_L
, May 2022
The HMNS is an outstanding museum, literally world class. Well worth the time to visit. It has the largest exhibit space for dinosaurs in North America and the Egyptology section is huge. Make time for it!
star-5
The museum is always a...
Timothy_C
, May 2022
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
Easy to book online and...
Carlos_G
, Apr 2022
Easy to book online and get tickets at the Museum of Natural Science. We also got great discounts for the other events.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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