Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Deals and Specials at HMNS

HMNS Hermann Park

Wortham Giant Screen Theatre & Burke Baker Planetarium featured films

Exclusive Giant Screen films “Into America’s Wild” and “Great Barrier Reef” will allow you to travel the planet from the comfort of your seat. Blast off to explore planetary science in a full dome experience in “Dynamic Earth” in the Burke Baker Planetarium. 

Shop our Museum Store during your visit for 10% off all Earth related items!


Bug watching with Brandon Ballengée

June 26

Join Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts artist in residence Brandon Ballengée for an evening of bug-watching at the “Love Motel for Insects” outside of the Cockrell Butterfly Center Houston Museum of Natural Science! We will look for nocturnal arthropods such as beautiful moths, bold beetles and other segmented critters that go bump in the night attracted to the ultraviolet lights of the sculpture!

The evening begins at 8:00 for a short tutorial on how to use the iNaturalist and Seek apps to identify and record the insects you see during the evening. Next, Ballengée discuss the value of insects, urban biology and of course the sculpture. When the sun sets the sculpture will come alive with light and arthropods to observe and identify!

This event is free, but requires registration to track crowd sizes and alert you to weather-related changes. During registration, please indicate the number of people attending in your group. To register, click here.

To learn more about Ballengée and his art, view his TEDx talk here.

Celebrate Earth with HMNS in the Great Outdoors
Available in the Museum Store

Adventure Box – Outdoors

Celebrate Earth Day at home by exploring the outdoors with this adventure box!

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
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