Houston Museum of Natural Science Tickets

4.8 / 5 (315 reviews)

Check availability

2 options • from $9.00

Tiqets' choice

Available today
4.8 / 5 (304)
entry ticket

Houston Museum of Natural Science

From $25.00 —46%
Book now

Buy now, cancel later

Free cancellation option available for all tickets

Available today
4.7 / 5 (11)
entry ticket

Burke Baker Planetarium

  • Duration: 20mins
Book now

Hand-picked combinations

Combine Houston Museum of Natural Science with other Houston favorites. Some things are better together.


The Houston Pass

  1. Houston Museum of Natural Science
  2. Cockrell Butterfly Center
  3. Burke Baker Planetarium

+ 1 other top thing to do

4.6 / 5 (10)
From $57.50 $53.00

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.

Houston Museum of Natural Science reviews

based on 315 reviews

Customer images

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
Open in Maps

Suggested by Tiqets

Space Center Houston lets visitors learn the history of NASA and manned space flight. It is located in Houston, Texas, close to Nassau Bay.
4.7 / 5 (1213)
From $29.95
Downtown Aquarium Houston is a six-acre wonderworld, encompassing a 500,000-gallon aquatic experience, a tiger exhibit, and a bunch of family-friendly rides. With more than 300 species, including sharks, turtles, snakes, and stingrays, you're guaranteed a wild time downtown!
4.6 / 5 (210)
From $24.89
The Menil Collection in Neartown Houston, Texas is a museum showcasing the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Inside you'll find some 17,000 paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, rare books, and drawings. The collection features an impressive list of surrealist and contemporary masterpieces with works by some of the 20th century's biggest names like Picasso, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. There's also pieces from antiquity and the medieval era, the tribal cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the American Pacific Northwest.
4.9 / 5 (833)
Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. Pleasure Pier is one of the few spots in the world that has this many rides over the water. You’ll be flying over guests on the Pier, soaring over the Gulf of Mexico and anticipating your next ride. It is located in Galveston, Texas, United States.
4.9 / 5 (13)
From $29.22
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium Dallas is home to thousands of marine creatures, with interactive touch pools, a panoramic ocean tunnel, and lots more amazing aquatic exhibits and live shows.
4.5 / 5 (6)
From $24.89
Located in Houston, Texas, the Beer Can House is a local landmark in the Rice Military neighborhood. Its history dates back to 1968, when a local man began covering his yard and house in repurposed materials – chiefly beer cans and other beer-related objects. Over the years, the Beer Can House has become a popular attraction for visitors to Houston, and is estimated to feature over 50,000 beer cans.
4.7 / 5 (26)
From $5.18

Top attractions in Houston

Explore Houston

Cities in the United States

Explore United States

Most popular places to visit