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Tips for visiting the Houston Museum of Natural Science

General admission tickets for the Houston Museum of Natural Science get you access to all the permanent exhibits.

This includes the Cabinet of Curiosities, the Hall of Paleontology, the Hall of African Wildlife, the Hall of Gems and Minerals, the Hall of Ancient Egypt, the Hall of The Americas, the Welch Hall of Chemistry, the Energy Hall, and more.

Also on-site are the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Burke Baker Planetarium. If you've got a full day, these are wonderful additions to your museum trip, and tickets for these attractions can be purchased in addition to your basic entry ticket (online or in-person).

Special behind-the-scenes tours of the permanent exhibits are available directly with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. If you've already made the most of your basic entry ticket, then a special tour with an expert could be the icing on the cake!

These themed, expertly led tours include the Hall of Paleontology, the Hall of Ancient Egypt, and more. Check out the official calendar for more info.

It's recommended that you take at least 2-3 hours for an express look around the museum, but with so much to explore, you could stay all day. If you can, plan to spend half a day inside and take your time.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science free day is on Thursday. Every week you can get access to the permanent exhibitions without spending so much as a dime on entry.

Can't make it on the Thursday free day? Pick up a regular Houston Museum of Natural Science ticket and start exploring. Concessions are available for children aged 3-11 and seniors.

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About: Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science can be found in the Houston Museum District at the northern end of Hermann Park. Inside, you can find collections of dinosaur bones, minerals, fossils, and other special exhibits!

During your visit make sure to stop and see the Foucault Pendulum – its 60-foot-long cable helps to demonstrate the Earth's rotation. Inside you'll also find the Cockrell Sundial, one of the largest sundials in the world.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr, TX, 77030, Houston
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