Houston Museum of Natural Science

Save 47% on admission to the top 5 Houston attractions with CityPASS.

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  • 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.
  • See energy as you’ve never seen it before in the 30,000-square-foot Wiess Energy Hall, the most contemporary, comprehensive and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the world.


5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
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Open daily, 9am-5pm
Hours subject to change for holidays, special exhibitions and other events; see details.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Closed the first Saturday in March for annual gala.

(713) 639-4629


10% off Museum Store Purchase: Get 10% your purchase in the Museum Store.

Cockrell Butterfly Center: Includes access to the Brown Hall of Entomology. Cost for CityPASS guests: all ages 3+, $8.

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

Burke Baker Planetarium Show: Cost for CityPASS guests: all ages 3+, $6.

Experience the best of Houston

Advice for Visitors


  • Allow a few hours to explore the permanent Exhibit Hall; there are four floors with many amazing exhibits.


  • Dining: Periodic Table and Elements Grill
  • Gift Shops: Museum Gift Shop

Visitor Safety:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science has safety protocols in place to ensure a safe environment for its guests and staff; learn more on their website.

Best time to visit: From September through April, the museum is less crowded in the afternoon; during summer and holiday periods, the museum is less crowded before noon. Thursday afternoons are free and can be busy.

Accessibility: Handicapped access to all venues is available.

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