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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the largest dinosaur hall in North America, check out the extensive collection of rare gems, and stop into your choice of permanent exhibits.
  • General admission ticket to Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Discover the permanent exhibits on your own
  • Choose to see permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, Texas wildlife, and more
  • Special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and other special features require additional tickets

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, parking is payable upon arrival.
  • The listed price does not include access to separate ticketed attractions such as films, the butterfly center, or traveling exhibits
  • Food and drinks

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Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is located across from Hermann Park in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

Upon your arrival, exchange the voucher for your ticket for your admission ticket. Then enter the museum for your self-guided tour of the permanent exhibits.

Permanent exhibits include North America's largest dinosaur hall, and the Gems & Minerals exhibit, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the United States, with more than 450 rare gemstones and geodes. You can also browse exhibits on Texas Wildlife, The Americas, African Wildlife, and more. Refreshments and food are available for purchase at the cafe.

Entrance to special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and the Planetarium require additional expense. Please check for details on the day of your visit.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located in the heart of the Houston Museum District across from Hermann Park. With world-class hospitality and knowledgeable staff, the museum will delight you with it's easy to follow layout, clearly marked displays and beautiful exhibit halls. Whether you are searching for the cafe or querying staff about the elemental symbol for gold, you are guaranteed to find whatever it is you are looking for with a minimal amount of effort and a substantial amount of excitement. Your voucher to the museum should be exchanged for your ticket upon arrival. Once you enter, you'll have the option to visit numerous permanent exhibits including North America's largest dinosaur hall and one of the most extensive gem and geode collections in the United States. The museum is perfect for families and school groups, tourist and locals and offers refreshments and food at the cafe.  

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to have a photo ID with you in order to redeem your voucher
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Houston Museum of Natural Science

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The food there is a bit pricey but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch.
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Coming back really soon I enjoyed our little family outing
Shelia_F, Jan 2023
It was really nice my daughters and I enjoyed it.From booking the tickets to getting a really nice parking spot was very easy for me
Worker was well educated in topic
MarthaN_M, Jan 2023
The Mummy exhibits. The worker was well educated on the topics. Museum very clean. I enjoyed the jewelry exhibits too.
Wonderful adventure.
Vicky_F, Dec 2022
Went to see the National Science Museum in Houston, so enjoyable for us. Appreciated the reduction in the price.
Amazing museum
Anthony_D, Dec 2022
Everything was incredible especially the Egyptian exhibit and dinosaur exhibits. I was amazed to see the diversity of artifacts on display
It’s free on Thursday and...
Alan_P, Dec 2022
It’s free on Thursday and I didn’t need to buy tickets when I ask for a refund they took forever and I got charged to my account and got hit with an overdraft fee
So much to look at and so...
Monse_Z, Dec 2022
So much to look at and so much to learn. It’s a great place to visit with your family. You will need more than 3 hours to see everything they have.
Mind blowing - Building memories with your kids
Palma_M, Dec 2022
I went with my 4yo. He was amazed by the wonderful dinosaur skeletons! but more than anything to watch a real mummy!!! The Egypt exhibition is mind blowing.
Every thing is...
Concepcion_C, Dec 2022
Every thing is interesting and new for me and al the knowledge we got we never imagine. Impressive and important to learn about Texas. Congratulations. It is important to have people helping elderly ones to understand and get more information when it is impossible for us to read. Some people to guide will be necessary. I suggest to have one day only for old and elderles and with special needs only ones per month .
A must see exhibit
hector_d, Nov 2022
Amazing too see the extinct dinosaurs. Very interesting and informative. All are Gods creatures. God created all.
Watching my kids have fun...
Cassandra_g, Nov 2022
Watching my kids have fun And my husband spend time with them es the best part My oldest was resting at the information plates
Alyssa_H, Nov 2022
Love the Dinosaur part of the museum. And the crystal and gem section. Kids had a lot of fun. Definitely will be coming back .
Experience was good but a...
Peyton_B, Nov 2022
Experience was good but a good amount of things didn’t have labels of what we were looking at, I wanted to learn more info on the exhibits
Wonderful exhibits
Alrace_M, Nov 2022
Less crowded on a mid afternoon trip to the museum. Our friends from out of state enjoyed the paleontology exhibits.
good date
emma_d, Oct 2022
it’s always very fun and a good date idea. we love going every once and a while and seeing all the new stuff
Well worth the trip
Jesse_A, Oct 2022
The dinosaur exhibit never fails to impress. The kids loved the experience. The Egyptian exhibit was great. Although, constant renovations are needed it would have been nice to see more. History never stops and trying to keep up is difficult. HMNS, keep up the good work.
The exhibits were...
Angela_H, Oct 2022
The exhibits were amazing! The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. I really enjoyed the gems collection and Africa exhibit was truly. Fabulous. I can't wait for my next visit.
Parking Horrible options
Pamela_K, Oct 2022
Should not pre sell any entry tickets when there is no parking available for this venue! We drove around all of Herman park and could not find parking!
Fun at the Museum
Christopher_G, Sep 2022
Get there early. It packs ib fairly quick at about 11AM on the weekends. Standard pass gives you access to quite a few exhibits, however the IMAX, butterfly and planetarium are an extra fee. Consider becoming a Donating member to save on these attractions.
Charming, interesting, educational
HiLdeGard_S, Aug 2022
It a really cool place to go with kids as a educational tool . Lots of interesting topic to Learn. Will go again to a different section
Could have been a great experience
Ebony_A, Aug 2022
Great Museum but they should specify that 50% of the museum is a separate admission traveling from out of town and very unclear on specifications. Visited the museum at 3pm didn’t have enough time for the other admissions because we didn’t plan for the different line and show wait times.


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