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.

Traveling to Houston?

Image shows a crowd in the glassell hall during free museum hours on thursdays.

Rain or shine, our doors are open year round to Houston natives, transplants and those just passing through. Our museum remains one of the must-see locations for travelers and locals alike. With over fifteen permanent exhibits and new special and traveling exhibitions all the time, seeing everything can be a daunting task. We understand our traveling patrons have different schedules, so head to our exhibit page for a full look at everything on display during  your visit.  

Make the most of your museum experience

  • Meet our expert Discovery Guides! Sign up and take a detailed tour of our Hall of Ancient Egypt, Hall of Paleontology, or explore the Moon close-up in our Expedition Center. These one hour tours can unlock a whole world of discovery, and your guide can illuminate the highlights of the hall with engaging story telling!
  • Escape the city and take a walk on the wild side through the Cockrell Butterfly Center.
  • A trip to the jungle not far enough? Buckle up and journey to the far corners of the galaxy in the Burke Baker Planetarium!
  • In the Southern Houston area? Remember to check out our campus The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

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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.