Discovery Tours


Explore the museum in a whole new way with our expert tour guides. Sign up for your Discovery Tour in the museum’s box office. Meet our Discovery Guides!

  • Hall of Paleontology Discovery Tour—offered daily
    Join our family-friendly tours through more than 4.5 billion years of history. Bring your family along on an expert-led prehistoric safari and learn the inside scoop about our major mounts and spectacular specimens.
  • Hall of Ancient Egypt Discovery Tour—offered daily
    Travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs. Let our expert Discovery Guides lead you on an expedition through the tombs of Ancient Egypt. Learn about myths, the perils and pleasures of life along the Nile. Discover how to make a mummy, and meet a few!

Cost: $5 per person with a permanent exhibition ticket.

Each tour accommodates a maximum of 15 people.

Tour times (tour times are subject to change):

  • Public Paleontology & Ancient Egypt Tours:
    • Sunday–Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (the 11 a.m. Paleontology tour is a Kids tour)

Arrive 5 minutes early for your scheduled tour in our Glassell Hall.

Private Discovery Tour:
Get the inside scoop on the Museum’s fascinating exhibitions during a private Discovery Guide Tour with our expert tour guides. During each exclusive tour, your guide will explore the exhibit with you, sharing riveting stories and answering questions.

  • Cost:
    • 1 Hour: $30 plus your exhibition ticket
    • 2 Hours: $50 plus your exhibition ticket (tour must be in the same hall)
Located Here
HMNS at Hermann Park

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


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