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Tickets for Houston Museum of Natural Science

See the Houston Museum of Natural Science's fascinating permanent exhibits

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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
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Overview

Highlights

  • See the earth's rotation with your own eyes at the museum's Foucault pendulum, swinging from a cable over 60 foot long
  • Visit dinosaur skeletons in the Morian Hall of Paleontology, which includes a T. Rex and a Triceratops
  • Discover artifacts from Ancient Egypt, animals from the plains of Africa, and how the planet protects itself in the Death by Natural Causes exhibit

Exhibitions

Death by Natural Causes
Now on  - Jan 3, 2021

Ever wondered what the difference between venomous and poisonous was? And how do you know which mushrooms will make you see things, or worse, kill you? You'll find it all out inside of the Death by Natural Causes exhibit. Be on the lookout for snakes and spiders, and get ready to debunk some age-old urban myths and legends.

Description

It's always a treat going to a natural history museum, but it's something special when you visit one as well-curated as the Houston Museum of Natural Science. With permanent exhibitions spread across four floors, you'll be amazed at the creatures who walked the earth and the relics that have been collected from civilizations of the past.

Condensing what can take five hours to see is no easy feat, but whether you're looking for pre-Columbian gold, Fabergé eggs, or a record-breaking marlin, you'll be able to find it at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Learn more about how we power the planet at the Wiess Energy Hall. At its center, you'll find a 14-foot-wide replica of a tricone drill bit spinning overhead. You'll also encounter the Geovator, an immersive ride that makes it seem like you're journeying beneath Houston and back in time to the Cretaceous Period – where pteranodons are waiting to attack and a meteor strike is incoming!

The Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals features some of the natural world's most sparkling wonders, and lets visitors gaze at over 450 crystallized mineral specimens. You can also discover more about the American continent, from Texan wildlife to more than 50 other cultures spanning from Alaska to Peru.

Ticket

What's included

Admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science with 16 permanent exhibitions
Special exhibitions (if selected)

What's not included

Planetarium
Butterfly Center
Giant Screen Theatre
Parking
Additional info
  • Photography is not allowed in certain exhibitions. Please check for signs by the exhibit entrance or ask a museum employee
  • Re-entry on the same day permitted
  • Strollers are not allowed in some areas but there are places to store them

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

Please go to the museum's box office and redeem your smartphone voucher for a physical ticket.

Venue

Opening hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr, TX, 77030, Houston
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Ratings & reviews

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Sep 10, 2020
Excellent
It is a wonderful Museum. All the staff were friendly and helpful, the dinosaur exhibit is awesome and the gem display was very well presented. I liked the way you walked around going through all...
It is a wonderful Museum. All the staff were friendly and helpful, the dinosaur exhibit is awesome and the gem display was very well presented. I liked the way you walked around going through all the periods of Earth until you show up at humans hunting mastodons. Very interesting.
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Sep 10, 2020
Excellent
I love how the staff still told you facts when you asked it made me feel normal for the first time in a long time It was so good just to be around people and the staff was just so welcoming thank...
I love how the staff still told you facts when you asked it made me feel normal for the first time in a long time It was so good just to be around people and the staff was just so welcoming thank you guys for being open and giving us something to look forward to you are appreciated please know that your work is not for nothing.
S
Sep 8, 2020
Excellent
It was amazing. Had fun

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