Founded in 1909 by the Houston Museum and Scientific Society, Houston’s Museum of Natural Science has grown to be one of the most attended museums in the country, averaging more than two million visitors per year. Among the many traveling exhibits hosted by HMNS each year, the four-floored building has thirteen permanent exhibits, which span range from paleontology to space science to archaeology to a children’s discovery place. Special features of the museum include the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, George Observatory, and IMAX Theater. HMNS’s permanent location was established in 1964.
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Monday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free General Admission Tuesdays after 2 p.m.