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Houston Museum of Natural Science Tours

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Located in Houston’s sprawling Hermann Park, Houston Museum of Natural Science features four floors of exhibit halls; a planetarium; giant-screen theater; and a butterfly center. The museum is known for its stellar lineup of special exhibitions, which cover topics far beyond the scope of traditional natural science.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Admission: Varies
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Houston Museum of Natural Science

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The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston

The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston

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When visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of the butterflies and insects at the Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology. The entrance ticket admits you to both exhibits where you can see both live and preserved specimens, and learn about them with interactive games and displays. Explore a rain forest environment with a 3-floor butterfly habitat, get a close look at a range of insects, and visit a play area for kids.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$10.70
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$10.70
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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the largest dinosaur hall in North America, check out the extensive collection of rare gems, and stop into your choice of permanent exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.75
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$13.75
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Houston Museum of Science Death by Natural Causes Exhibit

Houston Museum of Science Death by Natural Causes Exhibit

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Tack the “Death by Natural Causes” exhibit on to your Houston Museum of Science itinerary. Buying online saves you the hassle of ticket lines at the museum, which allows you to head straight in and start exploring. Visitors learn potentially surprising facts about the dangers of the natural world, from glow-in-the-dark radium ink to lethal mushrooms.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.67
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$22.67
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Houston CityPASS

Houston CityPASS

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Maximize your time in the spectacular city of Houston with an indispensable Houston Mobile Ticket. Your mobile ticket includes free admission to five of the city’s premier attractions, including the Downtown Aquarium, the Space Center Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy free entry to two additional attractions of your choice and choose from a variety including the Museum of Fine Arts, home to more than 60,000 artworks, or the Houston Zoo; Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass or the Children's Museum of Houston.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00

Best City Tour 2 hours

Best City Tour 2 hours

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A good choice for first-time visitors to Houston, this tour offers a comprehensive overview of the city. Visit several well-known landmarks, parks, and stadiums including historic Market Square, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, Buffalo Bayou, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to admire the lavish homes and boutiques in River Oaks. A local guide shares insider information about what to see, where to eat, and what to do while you’re in town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.00
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$51.00
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Houston Scavenger Hunt: Houston's Museum District

Houston Scavenger Hunt: Houston's Museum District

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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1-Day Houston City Tour ( Houston departure ) (HU1)

1-Day Houston City Tour ( Houston departure ) (HU1)

1. Have fun seeing around Houston guided by our professional bilingual tour escort. 2. Visit top-selected spots in Houston and take in some unique experience in central America. 3. Packed one-day trip of sports, academy, nature and science!
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  • 1 to 10 minutes
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$60.00
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7-Day Texas Tour ( Houston departure ) ( APH7 )

7-Day Texas Tour ( Houston departure ) ( APH7 )

1. In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size. 2. Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we start the tour. 3. Learn the spirit of “Cowboy culture”, enjoy the world famous “Rodeo”, have a taste of “Texas Steak”. 4. Guests will have a chance to see the NBA games. 5. Visit Rice University, University of Texas at Austin. 6. Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Cruise、NASA Space Center. 7. Texas State house and military museum. Departure date Wednesday, Thursday D1 Hometown-Houston (Airport-pickup) D2 Houston In-Depth Tour D3 Houston-Fort Worth D4 Fort Worth-Dallas D5 Austin-San Antonio D6 San Antonio-Houston D7 Houston City Tour Departure date Friday D1 Hometown-Houston (Airport-pickup) D2 Houston-Fort Worth D3 Fort Worth-Dallas D4 Austin-San Antonio D5 San Antonio-Houston D6 Houston In-Depth Tour D7 Houston City Tour
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  • 7 days
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$788.00
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Price varies by group size

Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour

Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Houston on a private, half-day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to this huge Texas city. Learn about Houston's history as you see Minute Maid Park, Market Square, Midtown, City Hall, Houston Astrodome, the George Bush Monument, Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, the Texas Medical Center, and more. Includes a narrated train ride through Hermann Park that provides a close look at the landscape and cultural institutions like the Houston Zoo and Houston Museum of Natural Science.  If you prefer, skip the train ride for a stop at a pastry shop the glamorous Uptown neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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Should I book Houston Museum of Natural Science tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Houston Museum of Natural Science can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 Houston Museum of Natural Science tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Houston Museum of Natural Science 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Houston Museum of Natural Science costs USD 10.70. Guided Houston Museum of Natural Science tours start around USD 10.70 per person. See all 6 Houston Museum of Natural Science tickets and tours on Viator.
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