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About Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a fascinating, fun and educational family day out for the whole family - no matter how old!

This amazing museum is filled with interesting exhibits that cover a range of topics that will excite and amaze. Across four floors of these permanent exhibit halls, you will find lost civilizations, wildlife wonders and historic revelations.

There are a number of permanent exhibits such as uncovering fossils from creatures that walked the earth millions of years ago - yep - dinosaurs!

You can discover Ancient Egypt and look at how they used to live, write, and play. Want to stroll through Africa? Perhaps you want to discover how the elements we have in chemistry form the building blocks of life!

Do you know what Malacology is? When you head to the Strake Hall of Malacology you will find out! 

Have you ever wondered what happens to civilizations when they just suddenly disappear? Then you will want to see China's Lost Civilization exhibit, where you can examine the 3500 year old mystery of a culture that just vanished. A great way for the kids to use their imagination! It's topics like that which feature in some of the special exhibitions they have!

Of course - we could go on, but then we wouldn't be able to tell you all about the other attractions at the museum. The beautiful Butterfly Center lets the whole family walk through an amazing butterfly habitat, and look at all the amazing colors and species of butterfly. 

Did we mention the Planetarium too! There are amazing films based about space that you can experience, as well as being able to experience the wonders of space!

Discover the world, discover nature and discover science at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

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Adults $20 (Over 12)

Children $15 (ages 3 to 11)

Free Under 2 years

Last Update 2022

Discount $15 concessions

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Houston Museum of Natural Science FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Houston Museum of Natural Science?

There are a number of places to eat outside of the museum. You're in Houston after all! There is also a McDonalds in the Grand Entry Hall. Unfortunately you can't take food or drink into the museum.

Any top tips when visiting?

You can get the CityPASS you can get 50% off admission, as well as entry to 5 other Houston attractions!

Does Houston Museum of Natural Science have a gift shop?

The museum's main entrance store offers over 6000 square feet of unique gifts and souvenirs, including Museum related toys and educational items, a book room with science titles for all ages, and limited-time-only special exhibit products!

Teachers corner

They offer field trips, summer camps, development classes...of course it's a great place for kids to visit! There is so much to learn

Is Houston Museum of Natural Science fully accessible?

Wheelchairs can be available on request, and the whole museum has access!

Any additonal information?

Special exhibitions, the Planetarium and Butterfly Center are an additional cost to your admission