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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.

Mummies of the World: See a collection of real mummies and artifacts from Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt. The exhibit tells the story of the mummies and mummification through state-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and cutting-edge 3-D animation. Cost for CityPASS holders: all ages 3+, $17. On view through May 29, 2017.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum: Explore the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. This exhibit features original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy. Cost for CityPASS holders: all ages 3+, $15. On view through September 4, 2017.

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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.