Houston Museum of Natural Science
188 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This museum has it all – a dinosaur hall, planetarium, IMAX theater, and butterfly exhibit. I’ve always enjoyed the gemstone collection. Parking can be a nightmare since the zoo is close-by. I’d Uber there instead.
Tips from locals
My little ones love this place. They act like they never been here before each time we go.
This is one of the best Museum in Houston but there are over 20 in the Museum District. In addition, they are either FREE or discounted on Thursdays
Museum with dinosaur hall & other permanent exhibits, planetarium, IMAX theater & butterfly house.
The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens…
This museum is a great way to spend the day learning and exploring. Don’t forget to check out any special exhibits.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a natural history museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas.
It's a huge glass cone where a rain forest has been created as a butterfly sanctuary.
Great place to take the kids & fun for adults too! Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
This is an awesome little museum situated in a three story greenhouse, located in the museum district in downtown Houston. It is great for kids with short attention spans.
The Cockrell Butterfly Center has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens of some of the world’s…
Drive 35 miles. Delight in the natural world at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with four floors of dynamic permanent exhibits that will entertain and educate every age group. Explore the vast timeline of fossils, gems and minerals, African wildlife, Texan wildlife, and more. See prehistoric…
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