This is a tough time for our community. We have decided to temporarily close our doors and join public institutions around the world in an effort to ensure the continued health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff in an effort to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of COVID-19.
HMNS and our two satellite facilities, The George Observatory in Fort Bend County and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, will close beginning March 17 through April 30. HMNS employees will continue to receive pay and benefits during this time.
In these uncertain times, we remain committed to our mission of bringing science education to our community. Stay connected with the Museum through our online collection, social media platforms, and video archives. Our staff will be bringing you fresh content over the coming weeks that we hope will make social distancing a little easier.
It is an honor to be a part of the Houston community. Like you, we are confident that together we will rise to meet this challenge, as we have done so many times before. In the meantime, please stay safe and take care of yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.
For more information please visit our Health & Safety page.
Houston’s Largest Science Museum
When you visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you’re not just going to one place. You’re exploring tropical rainforests and worlds galaxies away. You’re going back in time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth and blasting forward to the future of renewable energy. With five floors of permanent halls and a steady rotation of traveling special exhibits, this Houston attraction will take you beyond our walls to experience the wonder and delight of science. Browse our resources below for information on making the most out of your visit to this must-see location in Houston.
Best Times to Visit
We think every day is a great day to visit the museum, but if you enjoy a particularly peaceful museum visit, please take note of our peak times. The museum can be quite crowded on weekends, especially during the holiday season. Every year, nearly half a million students attend field trips at the museum, which typically take place on weekday mornings. You can call 713-639-4629 to inquire about expected crowds during your intended visit.
Science is for everyone! That’s why we have a team devoted to making accessibility at the museum a priority. Download our Access HMNS app or contact us at email@example.com for help planning your trip.
We provide handicapped access to all of our venues for our guests with disabilities. Visit the Museum Services desk for help with accommodations. Wheelchairs are available on request, subject to availability.
Museum tickets for our permanent exhibit halls and every venue are available online or at our box office when you visit.
Save on museum tickets with a membership! Members receive free admission to the permanent exhibit halls all year long along discounts to all of our special exhibits, giant screen theatre, planetarium, butterfly center and more. See how you can save by becoming a member today.