Rain or shine, our doors are open year round to Houston natives, transplants and those just passing through. Our museum remains one of the must-see locations for travelers and locals alike. With over fifteen permanent exhibits and new special and traveling exhibitions all the time, seeing everything can be a daunting task. We understand our traveling patrons have different schedules, so head to our exhibit page for a full look at everything on display during your visit.
Make the most of your museum experience
- Meet our expert Discovery Guides! Sign up and take a detailed tour of our Hall of Ancient Egypt, Hall of Paleontology, or explore the Moon close-up in our Expedition Center. These one hour tours can unlock a whole world of discovery, and your guide can illuminate the highlights of the hall with engaging story telling!
- Escape the city and take a walk on the wild side through the Cockrell Butterfly Center.
- A trip to the jungle not far enough? Buckle up and journey to the far corners of the galaxy in the Burke Baker Planetarium!
- In the Southern Houston area? Remember to check out our campus The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
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