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The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston
Categories: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Explore the far reaches of outer space, roam with the dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's rarest and most beautiful minerals. Discover all this and much more at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the nation's most heavily attended museums.Make The Houston Museum of Natural Science part of your personalized Houston itinerary using our Houston trip builder.
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We return regularly to this fabulous museum, taking family and friends with us. The most recent visits focused on four exhibits. The first, the Cockrell Butterfly Center is an amazing educational expe... read more »
First impression - parking is a disaster. We pulled up to the museum garage and it was full and we were told this by possibly the most unenthusiastic security guard who must have either having a bad d... read more »
The Hall of Africa is amazing and the Texas Wildlife section is outstanding but the true Diamond of the collection is the Amazing Hall of Dinosaurs!. A mammoth fighting primitive people, Pterosaurs as... read more »
LOVE this place! There really is something for everyone ...including a McDonald's INSIDE. That's the least impressive thing though haha! There is even a dark, quiet permanent exhibit (the gems and they ROCK! get it?) If you have the chance to go, don't think twice... GO!
Amazing value! Tons of stuff to see and do. Can easily spend a full day if you wanted to. Pay for the main exhibits and buy a ticket to a planetarium show. Wear comfy shoes and backpacks are allowed, along with any kind of camera (just no flash allowed) Will definitely return.
A very well run museum. So much to see. I've been taking my kids here for years. The butterfly museum is always a big hit, and the fairly new dinosaur exhibit is awesome. Except for the butterfly museum, You might want to bring a jacket in the summer time, especially if you're dressed to be out in the heat, because once you get in they like to keep the AC set to super cold. Be prepared!
A lot to see. Everywhere, the lighting is subtle and colorful and gives this museum a very quiet and peaceful atmospher. The paleontology exhibition is beautifully set up and kids will marvel at the many reconstituted skeletons of prehistoric animals. Too bad that the only option for lunch on site is an undersized, greasy and horrible Macdonald, so much out of tune with this beautiful impressive museum...
Been there many times. I would go 100 times more. Fun, educational, inspirational. A must go for kids. If you want to know oil and gas industry technology, thus has good exhibits.
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