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Prehistoric beasts tower above you and glistening gems dazzle around you. Traveling back in time and around the world as easy as punching a number in the elevator. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is more than a tourist attraction. It’s where curious kids feel the excitement of new discoveries, and adults never stop learning. It’s educational programs, world-class exhibits and family activities and events that engage the Houston community in science education. The museum’s four floors reveal a world of wonder, spanning culture, history, space, wildlife and the sciences. You can come here and go anywhere.

With so much to see at the museum, where should you start?

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is jammed packed with four floors of discovery to uncover. With so many things to do, see and learn at the museum, it can be a challenge to narrow down exactly what you want to do on your trip to the museum. Whether you want to see the best HMNS has to offer in two hours, spend the entire day with us or visit the museum again and again with a museum membership, there’s always something to learn.

The museum is a great place to impress a first date, entertain a gaggle of curious kids or just escape that exhaustive Houston weather. We recommend at least two hours to make the most of your time at the museum, but even if you’re an international traveler, stopping by between layovers in Houston, you’re sure to see something to spark your curiosity. Stop by our concierge desk or chat with our gallery attendants for even more personalized recommendations on what to see in our halls!

Minimum age requirement for unaccompanied children to visit HMNS.
Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older to visit HMNS.

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