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Houston Museum of Natural Science

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5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX
URL: Houston Museum of Natural...  Phone: 713-639-4629

Activity Overview

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a science museum located in, Houston, Texas, U.S. This museum features the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Wortham Giant Screen, Burke Baker Planetarium, and traveling exhibitions. The museum is one of the most popular and heavily attended in the United States. The Museum maintains two satellite facilities: The George Observatory in Fort Bend County, and The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.

Things to Do

This marvelous science museum has a magnificent collection of a dinosaur skeleton with nice set up, space-station models, mineral specimens, a planetarium, IMAX Theater and a six-story butterfly center. All exhibits are totally up to date and reflecting new technology.

In the Paleontology Hall, the exhibit covers plant, marine, and early invertebrates. Also visit the Egyptian exhibit, this is really well maintained and give a brief history lecture on ancient Egypt. This is really interactive for the visitors.The real highlight is the open Cockrell Butterfly pavilion, where there are so many butterflies that are great treat for kids and adults. The butterfly patterns are beautiful and the area as well, that is so cute and amazing.

There are also some gift shops with most exquisite jewelry from around the world that has very nice things but bit expensive. The place is very well organized and a great space for a holiday party too. Parking is available. The best thing is they have the Gems and Minerals Hall that is worth a visit.

Houston Museum of Natural Science Insider Tips

  • It has a great family environment.
  • They also have a giant screen showing a lot of awesome movies on.
  • They also offer student discounts for a kid or teenager who brings a school ID along them.
  • There is a McDonald's inside.
  • Tickets are quite expensive, especially for the Butterfly exhibit, Planetarium and IMAX.

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