The Science of Food

Our new partnership with Sodexo, the premier provider to cultural destinations and event venues around the world and in the U.S., is officially underway! Welcome to an entirely different dining experience at the Museum with fresh, healthy culinary options made from local ingredients with a focus on sustainability.

Our dining program is called The Science of Food and features two locations serving up a broad range of cuisine—everything from hamburgers to artisan sandwiches.

Periodic Table 

Our new bistro-style concept adjacent to the Cockrell Butterfly Center serves artisan sandwiches, crisp salads, espresso-based coffees, a wide variety of snacks, sweets, breakfast items and more!

Periodic Table proudly features local roaster Katz Coffee and has a full range of hot and iced coffees. Katz Coffee has been a part of the Houston landscape since 2003 and making a name for themselves by sourcing certified organic coffees directly from producers. We are proud to serve Katz’s Coffee at HMNS as their commitment to sustainability and preserving the environment aligns with our mission to promote a museum of the first class.

Elements Grill 

Elements Grill features traditional grill favorites such as burgers, fries, hot dogs and chicken tenders.

Both locations offer vegetarians options.

School and Camp Meals

School and camp meals can be ordered online.

Phone: 713-482-1891 / 713-639-4699

Please note:

  • Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.
  • Outside groups ordering will incur a service charge depending on amount of attendees.

The Museum District offers several dining options within walking distance or a short drive of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


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