The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston

4.7
#1 of 50 in Childrens Museums in Texas
Must see · Science Museum · Specialty Museum
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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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  • Excellent museum for kids and adults. Toured as a multi-generational family group. Egypt and Gold exhibit was a highlight, as well as the ongoing butterfly exhibit/room. 
    Excellent museum for kids and adults. Toured as a multi-generational family group. Egypt and Gold exhibit was a highlight, as well as the ongoing butterfly exhibit/room.  more »
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  • This museum is great! (In my opinion the best in Houston) It is great for kids, and there are lots of fun and informative exhibits, and occasionally special exhibits which are always fun! I went to their Pompeii exhibit awhile ago and was impressed! We learn something new every time we go there. They have an amazing gift shop with lots of fun and unique items, and constantly have new items. Even if you don't buy anything it is just fun to wander. Their birthday parties are always fun, but they don't always respond when you are planning one with them. Even if you just go for the regular exhibits you are bound to have a good time and learn something new! Overall if you are looking for a fun place to go in Houston this is a great option.
  • Dinosaur exhibit is awesome. The progressive layout and combination of real fossils and artist's interpretation behind make understanding the exhibit easy and fascinating! Texas wildlife and African wildlife exhibits are impressive in the number of species represented. Also saw Body World - very interesting as well. Overall, atmosphere is good, building is clean and well laid out. Definitely can spend a whole day there.

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