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A venue rental experience in the beautiful Paleo hall. From wedding venues, corporate events, or team building, The Houston Museum of Natural Science provides a unique experience for your guests.

It’s an intimate seated dinner surrounded by the brilliance of the gems and minerals. An elegant corporate event in our state-of-the-art Wiess Energy Hall. Or a spectacular wedding reception for several hundred people held in the shadow of towering dinosaurs.

With so many opportunities for creating imaginative atmospheres, the Houston Museum of Natural Science makes every event truly unforgettable. We offer architecturally stunning and educationally rich spaces from which to choose in a complex that houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theater, Cockrell Butterfly Center and four floors of magnificent natural science halls and exhibits.

Create the ideal environment to fit any event from 20 to 5,000 guests. From sophisticated and dramatic to out of this world, our distinctive venues offer beautiful settings beyond compare.

For more information about your special event please contact us at or 713-639-4749.

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