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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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Overview

Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the largest dinosaur hall in North America, check out the extensive collection of rare gems, and stop into your choice of permanent exhibits.
  • General admission ticket to Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Discover the permanent exhibits on your own
  • Choose to see permanent exhibits on Ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, Texas wildlife, and more
  • Special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and other special features require additional tickets
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The listed price does not include a parking fee, parking is payable upon arrival.
The listed price does not include access to separate ticketed attractions such as films, the butterfly center, or traveling exhibits
Food and drinks
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Make your own way to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is located across from Hermann Park in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

Upon your arrival, exchange the voucher for your ticket for your admission ticket. Then enter the museum for your self-guided tour of the permanent exhibits.

Permanent exhibits include North America's largest dinosaur hall, and the Gems & Minerals exhibit, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the United States, with more than 450 rare gemstones and geodes. You can also browse exhibits on Ancient Egypt, Texas Wildlife, The Americas, African Wildlife, Chemistry, and more. Refreshments and food are available for purchase at the cafe.

Entrance to special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, the Planetarium, and the IMAX movie theater require additional expense. Please check for details on the day of your visit.
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located in the heart of the Houston Museum District across from Hermann Park. With world-class hospitality and knowledgeable staff, the museum will delight you with it's easy to follow layout, clearly marked displays and beautiful exhibit halls. Whether you are searching for the cafe or querying staff about the elemental symbol for gold, you are guaranteed to find whatever it is you are looking for with a minimal amount of effort and a substantial amount of excitement. Your voucher to the museum should be exchanged for your ticket upon arrival. Once you enter, you'll have the option to visit numerous permanent exhibits including North America's largest dinosaur hall and one of the most extensive gem and geode collections in the United States. The museum is perfect for families and school groups, tourist and locals and offers refreshments and food at the cafe.  
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to have a photo ID with you in order to redeem your voucher
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Houston Museum of Natural Science
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission.

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  • "The food there is a bit pricey but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch." See review

Reviews

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231 Reviews

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star-4
Museum Trip
Diana_A
, Sep 2021
I love visiting the Butterfly center and that was my favorite part of the trip. In the general walk through I liked the historical aspect of the Faberge exhibit.
star-5
So fun, definitely coming back!
Olivia_D
, Sep 2021
My daughter loved the gemstone and mineral exhibit! We also appreciated the dinosaur exhibit, although I wish there were some more labels that explained more on each exhibit and where they came from and what year.
star-5
The Gems and jewelry...
Danaye_D
, Sep 2021
The Gems and jewelry exhibit was my favorite but the kids enjoyed any and everything they could touch. It's was an enjoyable experience and the discounted tickets provided through Viator made it affordable.
star-5
Great museums
Randy_M
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed the dinosaurs and the oil shows - wish some of the displays weren’t under construction Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Cxxxxxcvbh I’ll
star-5
Mommy and son day
Jennifer_A
, Sep 2021
Just seeing my son enjoy himself and see his favorite species dinosaurs sole quality mommy and son time
star-5
Awesome
Carlos_r
, Sep 2021
A lot to learn and fun even for kids I took my kids and they loved it the dinosaur fósil are were awesome
star-5
Excellent museum
SVP
, Sep 2021
Excellent prehistoric exhibits, gem exhibits and energy exhibits. Well documented displays portray difficult to grasp concepts. Excellent to teach children, teens and adults alike
star-2
Not scanning tickets
Dolly_C
, Sep 2021
Hello, I purchased the tickets for the Natural museum in Houston, I got my electric ticket. But when I arrived they make me do a huge line to get a hard copy ticket anyways, so I just don’t understand was the point to have your ticket ok advance if they can scan it at the doors.
star-5
Amazing must see
Kirie_F
, Aug 2021
This was absolutely the best experience ever! My son loved it!! And honestly, I probably loved it a little more.
star-5
Amazing
Stephanie_H
, Aug 2021
Absolutely loved the Pompeii exhibition. A little on the Expensive side, but worth it!!!!!!!!!!! Elevator wait times we're very long

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