Child-sized, adult-sized, and bariatric wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. You may check a wheelchair out at Museum Services just inside the main entrance to the Permanent Exhibit Halls in exchange for an ID. There is a wheelchair ramp outside the main entrance of the museum. If you are entering the Museum from the parking garage, a security guard will give you access to a ramp leading to the exhibit halls where you can proceed to the box office in the Grand Hall.
HMNS has elevators in our Gift Shop and Glassell Hall with access to the Lower Level, First Level (Main Level), and Second Level. There is an elevator just inside and to the right of the second entrance into the Permanent Exhibit halls with access to the Lower Level, First Level (Main Level), Second Level, and Third Level. There is a bay of three elevators just before the Morian Hall of Paleontology with access to the Lower Level, First Level (Main Level), Second Level, Third Level, and Fourth Level of the museum.
Strollers that are not used for a disability are not allowed in our Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and occasional special exhibitions, but we will always provide a place for you to store them while you enjoy the shows or exhibit!
There are a few accessible parking spots available at the front of the museum on Caroline Street. We also have accessible parking spots available near the elevators on every floor in the HMNS parking garage. Plan a little extra time for parking as the Museum District can get crowded.
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.