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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Category: Monuments + Museums + Science

1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, TX 77401


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Houston Museum of Natural Science - Reviews from across the web

I've seen better - user review
While the museum does have some interesting exhibits, I went through the whole place in just a few hours. I was surprised that many of the exhibits are not real artifacts; they ar...

Houston Museum of Natural Science - expert review
This is quite a lot more than your average natural history museum. Yes, it has everything you expect (and some you might not): dinosaur skeletons, displays of Texas wildlife, a stunning gem and mineral collection, a Foucault pendulum, and exhibits on early cultures of the Americas, climatology, chem...

The Houston Museum of Natural Science - user review
Hours: Vary by exhibit and time of year. Check the museum?™s website or call for exact hours. Phone: (713) 639-4629 Website: www.hmns.org Admission: Varies. The main exhibit halls alone are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children and seniors. Ticket packages are available for combining the exhibit hall...

Never Boring, Never the same place twice - user review
we go annually and it is never the same place twice. it is always a learning experience on so many levels. we have seen the Pink Floyd laser show in the planetarium, this was ...

Very expensive! - user review
Natural history museum was interesting but quite expensive if you want to do anything more than the basic museum tour. Plan on spending around a $100 for a family of three if you wan...

A huge squid scared my boy - user review
We had a real good time touring the museum. My oldest boy was impressed with the interactive center where he got to play with a pendulum and mirrors and lots of buttons to push. ...

During a typical visit, one... - user review
During a typical visit, one can expect to see approximately 50 or so of the world?s largest and most colorful butterfly species represented by over 1,500 butterflies living in the Cent...

EDUCATIONAL AND FUN~~~ - user review
Very educational for people of all ages. It showed science from many different perspectives. Im returning to school but dont want to make the wrong choice. I think this ...

Up close and personal - user review
I had a great time. I learned so much. I thought it was going to be only for childern, but I had a blast. You can spend 20 min and have fun, or spend the whole day in there. I ca...

best place to go to learn about everything - user review
i love the gems, butterflies, dinos, african animals, sea creatures, imax, and egypt stuff. i also liked the ben franklin exhibit. it was really awesome. it is the best museum in...

Wow! - user review
This place is probably better than Disney...and a lot cheaper! My husband and I visited the Museum of Natural Science on July 16 and were completely blown away by the multitude of exhi...

My favorite place!! - user review
I love the butterfly center. You have an up-close and personal encounter with many species of butterflies you wouldnt ordinarily see. On display are butterflies hatching fr...

The museum was doing a lot of construction when we were there. It would have been nice when we purchased our tickets if they had told us that a large part of the museum was actually closed. We would have chosen to skip the actual museum and buy a double-feature to the IMAX and add the butterfly exhi...

I LOVE IT!!! - user review
I get so much nostalgia from visiting this museum. I could come here over and over again, and it still has many things to enjoy. Theres the dinosaur exhibit, Butterfly c...

It was soooo much FUN!!! - user review
I loved it!!We just got back!! Im wearing the t-shirt now!! they have HUGE dinosaur bones on display and GREAT science things!! they have a hall of science and you get to e...

Sepcial Dinosaur Exhibit - not so hot - & other issues - user review
Is it worth the extra money to take my 6 & 4 yr old boys to see the special Dino exhibit? Many other folks had similar questions. In my opinion, it is NOT worth it. There are some extra sk...

The oldest known representation of... - expert review
The oldest known representation of Jesus and Pope Pius IXs pearl-, diamond- and emerald-encrusted papal tiara are two of the 300 precious objects on display in Saint Peter and the ...

Museum of Natural Science - expert review
The excellent Museum of Natural Science includes the Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and Wortham IMAX Theatre. www.hmns.org. COST: $7 entry, plus additional charges for each venue; combination discount tickets available. Address: 1 Hermann Circle Dr., Museum District, Houston, TX 77030...

Loved it! - user review
I loved the dinosaurs displays, and the petroleum science section as well. Since Texas is huge on Oil&Gas, its great that they have a section dedicated on that. And the hu...

A fun-filled day! - user review
We went into the planetarium and saw star gazing. It was an interesting program in which we learned all about the constellations of the stars in our solar system. We also learned about o...

Houston Museum of Natural Science | Museum/Attraction Review | Houston | Frommers.com - expert review
This is all a natural science museum should be and then some. In the museum proper you can find dinosaur skeletons, displays of Texas wildlife, a stunning gem and mineral collection, a Foucault pendulum, and exhibits on early cultures of the Americas, ...

HMNS - Wonderful Variety of Things to See - user review
I am a member of the HMNS and highly recommend it to all. There are many different features - you can see them all in one day or pick and choose what you want to see. The museum ha...

NEVER going back. - user review
Although the museum was clean, we went through the whole thing in 1.5 hours. Alot of the exhibits were relics, and the staff was unhelpful. The Ancient Rome exhibit had artifacts, b...

The Museum is located in Hermann Park across the street from Miller Outdoor Theater with close proximity to Highways 59, 288 and the 610 Loop. Closed captions and sound amplification are provided for select IMAX® and Planetarium films. Wheelchairs available on request, subject to availability. See M...

Hours & Admission
Please note that the times listed below are our normal hours of operation. There may be extended hours of operation during holiday periods and there may be early closings at any time. Call 713-639-4629 to get information on any changes to our normal hours of operation that may be in effect that day....

Field Trips
The Museum offers customized TEKS-based field trip units at no cost. The field trip marketing team can provide teachers with TEKS-based units designed to make the field trip experience educationally sound and fun. The units of study cover each of our permanent and special exhibits. These units begin...

See & Do
Every visit to HMNS is an opportunity to experience the wonders of science and nature firsthand. Our spectacular exhibit halls and state-of-the-art venues offer remarkable insight into the world around us, from the age of dinosaurs to the era of space exploration. Come often, there is always somethi...

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