Hours and Pricing


HMNS at Hermann Park Hours


Monday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    • Exhibitions
      Monday- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last entry to special exhibits at 4:30 p.m.)
      PLEASE NOTE: Average museum visit takes 2 hours or more.
    • Giant Screen Theatre
      Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (last show at 4:00 p.m. – no late entry)
    • Planetarium
      Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (last show at 4:00 p.m. – no late entry)
    • Butterfly Center
      Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS:

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday September 1st, Sunday September 2nd, and Monday September 3rd the Houston Museum of Natural Science will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Quarterly, the Museum is open LATE! During After Dark, hours are extended until 9 p.m. Enjoy a night at the Museum. Visit After Dark for details.


View hours for HMNS at Sugar Land & the George Observatory.


Pricing:

Permanent Exhibits

  • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
  • Child Ticket: $15 (ages 3–11)
  • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
  • College Students with ID: $15
  • Seniors (62+): $15
  • Military (with ID): $8
  • Groups (10+): $8
  • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $3.50
  • Members Pricing:
  • Member Adult: FREE
  • Member Child: FREE

Free Thursdays: 2:00–5:00 p.m.
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Special Exhibitions:

Death by Natural Causes (Ticket includes all permanent exhibit halls)

  • Adult Ticket: $30
  • Child Ticket: (3–11 yrs): $20
  • Seniors (62+): $20
  • College Students with ID: $20
  • Military (with ID): $15
  • Groups (10+): $15
  • Members: $12

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Ticket includes all permanent exhibit halls)

  • Adult Ticket: $30
  • Child Ticket: (3–11 yrs): $20
  • Seniors (62+): $20
  • College Students with ID: $20
  • Military (with ID): $17
  • Groups (10+): $17
  • Members: $12

Planetarium

  • Adult Ticket: $9
  • Child Ticket: (3–11 yrs): $8
  • Seniors (62+): $8
  • College Students with ID: $8
  • Military (with ID): $6
  • Groups (10+): $6
  • School Groups (Pre-K-12th Grade): $3.50
  • Members: $4

Butterfly Center

  • Adult Ticket: $9
  • Child Ticket: $8
  • Seniors (62+): $8
  • College Students with ID: $8
  • Military (with ID): $6
  • Groups (10+): $6
  • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $3.50
  • Members: $4

Giant Screen Theatre

  • Adult Ticket: $12
  • Child Ticket: $10
  • Seniors (62+): $10
  • College Students with ID: $10
  • Military (with ID): $8
  • Groups (10+): $8
  • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $5
  • Members: $6

Parking

  • Members ALL DAY: $5
  • Nonmembers ALL DAY: $20

Please help us to preserve our collections for the next generation by not using flash when taking personal pictures at HMNS and at HMNS Sugar Land. Exposure to strong lights over time causes fading and deterioration of most artifacts and specimens.

Flash photography is ONLY allowed in the Grand Hall and the rainforest of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in HMNS, HMNS Sugar Land and the George Observatory.

For press and any commercial photo shoots, please contact the Public Relations dept.

Located Here
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 a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.