Our goal is to make the Houston Museum of Natural Science accessible to all visitors. We are excited to offer specialized resources to support experiences for visitors with disabilities and their peers and families. Before coming to the museum, download and review our tips, guides, planners, and other resources to make your visit to HMNS more enjoyable for you and the whole family.

You can also download our Access HMNS app to use before, during, or after your trip to HMNS. Access HMNS has social guides, a customizable schedule, communication icons, games, a sensory map, and tips for your visit. Access HMNS is available for both Android and Apple devices. The Access HMNS App is presented by Texas Children’s Hospital and SPARK.

Ask questions! If you have any questions about which exhibits are appropriate for you or your child during your visit, please ask a staff member. We’ll be happy to help you create the best museum experience for you or your family!

HMNS welcomes certified Professional Care Assistants and the individuals in their care. For each client that pays admission, one Professional Care Assistant receives complimentary admission. Caregiver privileges are valid only when the caregiver is accompanied by the individual in their care. Please mention this policy at the Box Office to access free admission.

If you have a need that is not met by our current programming and resources, please email We welcome all feedback and suggestions and look forward to welcoming you to HMNS!


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Accommodation Request Form

HMNS is committed to creating an accessible and welcoming educational environment for all visitors, including those with disabilities, to providing the resources and programs which allow visitors to experience HMNS in an accessible way, and to enhancing all visitors’ delight in natural science and related subjects. In order to accomplish this and provide you with the best experience possible, we ask that guests submit a voluntary accommodation request form at least 14 days in advance of your planned visit. Accommodations cannot always be guaranteed, but we will try our best to fulfill requests to the best of our ability. Please fill out the fillable form below, and an email with your request will be sent to our Accessibility Programs Manager.
If you’d prefer, you can mail a physical request to The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Attn: Accessibility Programs Manager, 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030. For assistance, please call 713-639-4629. Please note that your request has not been scheduled until you receive a confirmation from HMNS staff.


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