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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Save 48% on admission to the top 5 Houston attractions with CityPASS.


  • Embark on a "prehistoric safari" that also includes the grand saga of human evolution — from tree-climbing australopithecines to courageous mammoth-hunters.
  • View some of the rarest and most stunning crystallized mineral specimens in the world, such as The Alma Queen, a brilliant red rhodochrosite that is one of the most famous specimens in mineralogy.
  • Catch of glimpse of life in ancient Egypt and see hundreds of Egyptian artifacts, including three mummies and no less than a dozen coffins.
  • Explore all of Africa without leaving Houston, with over 120 specimens of African wildlife on display, plus engaging interactives and films exploring African wildlife ecology and conservation.


5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston,Texas 77030
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Open daily, 9am-5pm
Extended summer hours, 9am-6pm.
Hours subject to change for holidays, special exhibitions and other events; see details
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(713) 639-4629


3D Wortham Giant Screen Theater: Reduced cost for CityPASS holders: all ages 3+, $8. (Theater is busiest from 9-11am.)

Cockrell Butterfly Center: Includes access to the Brown Hall of Entomology. Reduced cost for CityPASS holders: all ages 3+, $6.

Burke Baker Planetarium Show: Reduced cost for CityPASS holders: all ages 3+, $6.

Faberge: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: A historical overview of the works of the House of Faberge, the McFerrin collection showcases over 150 new pieces. Included are several Faberge eggs and a number of objects owned by the Romanov family. On view beginning September 19, 2014. Reduced cost for CityPASS holders: $15.

Advice for Visitors


  • The permanent exhibit halls are free on Thursdays 3-6pm (Sep-May: Thursdays 2-5pm) and may be more crowded.


  • Dining: McDonald's
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store

Best time to visit: Weekday and weekend mornings may be crowded due to student groups. Crowd intensity information is available by calling (713) 639-4629.

Accessibility: Handicapped access to all venues is available.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (713) 639-4601.

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