The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston

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Explore the far reaches of outer space, roam with the dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's rarest and most beautiful minerals. Discover all this and much more at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the nation's most heavily attended museums.
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  • Displays are interesting. Occasional special exhibits are usually very interesting. Check websites for special exhibits.  more »
  • The Museum has completed a major renovation of the paleontolgy hall and updated the exhibits to reflect current scientific thought. Bring your kids and be prepared to be amazed. Also check out the new...  more »
  • Loved the Egyptian area.... Almost felt like a cemetery because they had so many coffins and mummies! Lots of dinosaur replicas too. The gemstone area was lacking labels.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing exhibits for the value and I did not mind contributing $25 for what I see there. I only had time to go through a handful of permanent exhibits but will definitely be back for more. Information was plenty and museum staff was helpful and informative. Most science and/or nature enthusiasts should at least find one thing that interests you there. For the locals this definitely has enough content for multiple visits.
  • There's something for everyone at the museum! My teens loved the Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show! The 3D Museum Alive showing kept the attention of all ages ( 5 to 55!!) The Paleontology exhibit thrilled my grandsons as was as the train exhibit. So much more to see during our next visit!
  • Family always has a great time here. The newest exhibit of the knights was really amazing, the craftsmanship was just mind blowing. Excellent exhibits. The only negative for me, trying to get my kids something to eat in the McDonald's restaurant was a chaotic mess. The employees did try to keep things orderly but it was so very packed. In all fairness I don't really go for the good though.
  • Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! We went on Thursday afternoon for the free time between 2-5. We did not have time to see it all - it was not even close. We were able to see the dinosaur and Egypt exhibits and those alone were worth the normal price of admission. We will be back to pay so we can have more time to see it all. All of it was amazing and breathtaking. Can't wait to go back!
  • We love the museum so much! Great exhibits. The member pricing seems like a lot, but I know for the family membership you only have to visit twice for it to pay for itself. The tours are also worth doing! My only complaint is there isn't enough seating for those who choose to eat at the McDonald's inside..

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