help us build for the next century of science education in Houston


The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been a powerful force for science education in Houston for 100 years – and we need your help to meet the community’s escalating demand for thought-provoking exhibitions and informative educational programs.

How much space is available for exhibitions?

Field Museum, Chicago – 480,000 sq ft
Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis– 410,000 sq ft
American Museum of Natural History, New York – 330,000 sq ft
Denver Museum of Natural Science, Denver – 250,000 sq ft
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland – 135,000 sq ft
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston – 115,000 sq ft of exhibition space

Do students have the room they need to explore?

School Kids per Square Foot

Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis – 0.4
Field Museum, Chicago – 0.5
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland – 1.1
American Museum of Natural History, New York – 1.2
Denver Museum of Natural Science, Denver – 1.4
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston – 4.3 students per square foot

How many visitors share the same space?

Visitors per Square Foot

Denver Museum of Natural Science, DenverĀ  – 1.9 Field Museum, Chicago – 3.0
Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis – 3.1
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland – 3.7
American Museum of Natural History, New York – 5.2
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston – 15.6 visitors per square foot

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