Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of the must-see destinations in Houston, Texas is the Houston Museum of Natural Science where you can find loads of interesting and fascinating exhibits and displays. The museum attracts more than 2 million visitors each year which can be attributed to its large number of special or guest exhibits as well as its remarkable permanent exhibits. Established in 1909, the museum aims to provide a free institution for people who love education and science.

Houston Museum of Natural Science features notable exhibits including the Burke Baker Planetarium, George Observatory and the Cockrell Butterfly Center. The Wortham IMAX Theater is also available for everyone who wants to experience watching various films photographed in IMAX format. You can also try the HMNS IMAX which plays 3D films on its 60×80 foot screen. If you are fond of gems and minerals then head on to Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals where over 750 crystallized mineral specimen and rare gemstones are on display. The Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife and the Evelyn and Herbert Frensley Hall of African Wildlife are also some of the exciting exhibits in the museum where you can find displays of rare animals including the only two forest giraffes exhibited in North America. Visiting the museum would really be a great experience for everyone in the family and you have to spend ample time to be able to explore all its great collections ranging from pre-Columbian archeological artifacts to interactive chemistry display to artifacts of manned and unmanned space programs and a whole lot more!

Visit Houston Museum of Natural Science located at 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Museum District, Houston. They are open every Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9am to 6pm from the months of June to August.  They are also open every Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays from 9am to 8pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm from the months of September to May. Admission fee is $9 plus additional charges for each venue. Visit them online or call them at (713) 639-4629 for more information and inquiries. Next time you visit Houston, never miss to include this world-class museum in your destination list!