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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
Great American painting
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.
Nursalim_H, Jun 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 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-4
Museum was interactive...
Jessica_M, Jun 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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-5
DINOSAURS!!!
Michelle_H, Jun 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
The museum was awesome! I loved all the exhibits including The butterfly center, I would definitely visit again!!
star-5
HMNS is a world class institution
Shawn_L, May 2022
Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission
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
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.
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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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