Blind and Low Vision


Touch Tours

Touch Tours for those who are blind and low vision are available on select dates. Trained educators use detailed verbal descriptions and hands-on objects from our teaching collection to provide tactile tours of the museum’s many exhibition halls within the classroom. Each tour will focus on a different exhibition hall and topic.

Upcoming program dates are:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m. Canceled
Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m. Canceled
Saturday, August 1, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m. Canceled
Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 10–11:30 a.m.

All Touch Tours take place at HMNS Hermann Park, 5555 Hermann Park Drive. Pre-registration is required for this program. To RSVP for the next Touch Tour, email accessprogramming@hmns.org or call 713-639-4620.


Large Print Labels

Large print labels are available for visitors with low vision. These labels are available to download here. You can download the PDF to your phone or tablet to use during your museum visit. Currently, large print labels are only available for the Morian Hall of Paleontology; however, we’ll offer additional halls soon!


Wortham Giant Screen Theater

Assisted Listening Devices:
Our Listen Technologies assistive listening system provides accessibility for the blind and low vision community. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket if you would like to use a set. There are 10 assistive listening devices available on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be used at any seat.

Please note – Closed captioning and assistive listening availability is subject to the content made available from distributors. Not every film is enabled with the content necessary for closed captioning and/or assistive listening. Please ask an HMNS staff member when purchasing your GST ticket if closed captioning and/or and assistive listening is available for the film of your choice.


Metro Lift

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is in the Metro Lift system, so you can easily schedule transportation to and from the Museum for your visit or tour.

Located Here
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.