The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day. From 11/28-11/30 the museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

3 Ways To Enjoy HMNS

1 HMNS 5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030 (713) 639-4629
2HMNS at Sugar Land13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas (281) 313-2277
3George Observatory 21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas (281) 242-3055
Exhibitions, venues, events and classes vary by location.

Our Mission: Education


The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science shall be to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to "enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects." To this very day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with the museum.

As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and one of the most attended venues in Houston, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and a fascinating variety of permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition, the museum frequently presents traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics.

The Museum also maintains two satellite facilities: The George Observatory in Fort Bend County, which houses one of the largest telescopes in the country that is available for public viewing; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, which has exhibits on dinosaurs; mineralogy; exotic, live frogs and more.

The Museum is a major science learning center with over a half million school children visiting annually, including every fourth grade and seventh grade class in the Houston Independent School District.


History

History

From modest displays downtown to a multi-story science center visited by millions, discover the 100-year history of a Houston institution.

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