Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science ranks among the most popular attractions in Houston’s Museum District. A standard admission ticket grants you access to the permanent collection, though everything else requires a separate ticket. The museum is part of the Houston CityPASS, which offers discounted admission to five top Houston attractions. Some excursions combine a guided visit to the museum collection with a tour of Houston’s street art hotspots.
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Things to Know Before You Go
At Houston Museum of Natural Science, you’ll find public restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
There are three restaurants at the museum; cuisine ranges from American-style snacks to artisan sandwiches.
The museum is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible; wheelchairs are also available to borrow.
How to Get There
Houston Museum of Natural Science is inside Hermann Park in central Houston, near the medical center. Parking can fill up quickly so consider taking a taxi or rideshare instead of driving. The Houston METRORail also stops in the park.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from morning until early evening. The best time to visit is on a weekday afternoon, when visiting school groups have typically departed. The permanent collection is free on Thursday afternoons.
HMNS at Sugar Land
Even if you’re based in the western suburbs of Katy or Sugarland, you can still get a taste of the museum by visiting its satellite facility. The permanent collection mirrors the most popular exhibits of the main museum, which tend to cover topics such as life, earth, and space sciences; paleontology, and discovery works.