Houston Museum Of Natural Science General Admission

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Experience a wide variety of fun, informative and exciting adventures for adults and children, including the McGovern Hall of the Americas, Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, Wiess Energy Hall and the brand new Hall of Paleontology.

Please note, special exhibits require separate admission.

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Houston Museum Of Natural Science General Admission

Your self-guided tour of the HMNS Exhibit Halls may take as little as half an hour or become an all-day event, there is that much to see and learn! Ticket includes return visit privileges for the entire day.

General admission includes access to all HMNS Exhibit Halls except certain "Special Exhibitions" and the Brown Hall of Entomology.

Admission to the Permanent Exhibits is FREE Thursday afternoons. Check the main website for current information.

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For full information about the steps HMNS is taking regarding health and safety please visit : https://www.hmns.org/visit/health/.


$16.00 - $25.00

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Houston Museum of Natural Science
Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” To this very day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with the museum.

As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and one of the most attended venues in Houston, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theatre and a fascinating variety of permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition, the museum frequently presents traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics.

The Museum also maintains two satellite facilities: The George Observatory in Fort Bend County, which houses one of the largest telescopes in the country that is available for public viewing; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, which has exhibits on dinosaurs; mineralogy; exotic, live frogs and more.

The Museum is a major science learning center with over a half million school children visiting annually, including every fourth grade and seventh grade class in the Houston Independent School District.

Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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