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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.
Maddie
Maddie
Lives in Houston

Tips from locals

Nateala
Nateala
December 16, 2019
My little ones love this place. They act like they never been here before each time we go.
Bobby
Bobby
September 8, 2019
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
Arain
Arain
April 12, 2021
Museum with dinosaur hall & other permanent exhibits, planetarium, IMAX theater & butterfly house.
Suite Dreams
Suite Dreams
March 1, 2019
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…
Brian & Sara
Brian & Sara
April 13, 2021
This museum is a great way to spend the day learning and exploring. Don’t forget to check out any special exhibits.
Ryn
Ryn
December 19, 2018
Beautiful butterflies.
Legacy
Legacy
April 1, 2021
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a natural history museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
August 16, 2017
It's a huge glass cone where a rain forest has been created as a butterfly sanctuary.
Mikey & Idris
Mikey & Idris
April 19, 2021
Great place to take the kids & fun for adults too! Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Brian
Brian
July 30, 2018
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.
Christopher
Christopher
January 29, 2019
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…
Susy
Susy
April 4, 2021
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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Location
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Phone+1 713-639-4629
Websitehmns.org
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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