HMNS will be closed Saturday | March 06, 2021 | for a private event

Discovery Tours


Why did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? What made some dinosaurs so big? Find the answers to all the questions you’re curious about with a Discovery Tour. Offered daily, museum tours allow you to explore HMNS with an expert science tour guide. Add a tour of our Hall of Ancient Egypt or Morian Hall of Paleontology at the box office. 

Meet our Discovery Guides! 

Paleontology Tours

Join our family-friendly dinosaur tours through more than 4.5 billion years of history. Bring your family along on an expert-led prehistoric safari, and learn the inside scoop about our major fossil mounts and spectacular dinosaur specimens.

Ancient Egypt Tours

Travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs. Our Discovery Tour Guides lead you on an expedition through the tombs of Ancient Egypt where you’ll unravel the myths, perils and pleasures of life along the Nile. Learn how mummies were made, and meet a few along the way.

Times for Public Paleontology and Ancient Egypt Tours

Science tours in the Morian Hall of Paleontology and Hall of Ancient Egypt happen every day at 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. (Tour times are subject to change). 

Private Museum Tours

Go beyond the label with a private tour of a permanent or special exhibit. Our expert tour guides will lead you on a journey through the hall, answering your questions and sharing riveting stories.


Public Tours

  • Price: 5$
  • Halls: Paleontology, Egypt
  • Schedule:
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
  • Maximum Occupancy: Per Hall – Per Tour
    • Hall of Egypt: 8
    • Hall of Paleontology: 10

Private Tour

  • Price
    • 1 Hour – $50
    • 2 Hours – $75 (Same hall)
    • 2 Hours – $100 (Two halls)
  • We not currently offering private tours of the following halls:
    • John P. McGovern Hall of The Americas
    • Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life
    • Cabinets of Curiosities
  • Maximum occupancy: 10 Guests

For the best experience, please book private tours early. Occupancy standards are subject to change to uphold public health policy.

School Tours

  • Price:
    • 1 Hour – $50
    • 2 Hours – $75 (Same hall)
    • 2 Hours – $100 (Two halls)
  • We not currently offering school tours of the following halls:
    • John P. McGovern Hall of The Americas
    • Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life
    • Cabinets of Curiosities
  • Maximum Occupancy: Per Hall – Per Tour
    • Hall of Egypt: 8
    • Hall of Paleontology: 10

Want more info on after hours, behind-the-scenes museum tours? Our Social Scientist adult education program has you covered!

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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.