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.

Collections Policy

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a private, non-profit institution chartered by the State of Texas. The Museum collects, preserves, studies, and interprets objects in its collections in pursuit of education, exhibition, research and publication programs. The Museum is committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards, and to preventing loss and/or damage to its holdings through mismanagement, deterioration, or irresponsible disposal.

The scope of the Museum’s collections includes anthropology, mineralogy, paleontology, zoology, and botany, with emphasis on specimens from Texas, the Gulf Coast region and North America. However, the collection also has many specimens worldwide in scope. Collections are arranged systematically, and contain, whenever possible, thorough records of geographic regions or ecology. The various collections are used for research, exhibits, and educational programs.

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HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.