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10 Must-See Museums in Houston


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Houston Museum of Natural Science
10 Must-See Museums in Houston
Museum of Natural Science
Houston is fortunate enough to feature one of the nation's most rich and developed museum populations. (In the Museum District alone there are 18 different venues.) And any listing of the city's must-see museums is sure to start with the impressive Museum of Natural Science.

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.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030

(Museum District)

Monday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free General Admission Tuesdays after 2 p.m.


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