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Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas

1 Hermann Circle Dr, Houston, Texas

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  • Visited: 2014-04-01
  • Submitted: 2014-04-07 15:26:27.0
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  • Visited: 2012-10-01
  • Submitted: 2012-12-26 22:22:09.0
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The Dinosaurs have arrived!

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When looking at the dinosaurs, be willing to follow your child instead of a certain path. I let my 3 year old lead the way and we eventually saw everything. He was much more patient and willling to stay longer by "being in control" of what we saw. If you want to see a particular IMAX movie, get there early. Many shows sell out on busy days. You may encounter field trips during the day, but most leave by 2pm which leaves the museum much quieter so stick around!

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Submitted by: Elmer M.

2 weeks ago I was asked to chaperone some children at my daughter's school at the natural science museum. Needless to say I was very impressed with the exhibits. The staff did a gr...

Submitted by: charlie p.

I love the museum of natural science but despite being a member, the visits to the special exhibits is so expensive. I also wish they had more hands on experiences for the kids in the main hallway. The Sugar Land museum definitely needs to improve and more hands on activi...

Submitted by: Laura S.

I've been to this museum many times and it never gets old or boring. There's always more than one new exhibit that last for many months so you can't miss it and many of the exhibits are interactive as well. The overall experience is quite entertaining! My only negative thing I need to say is park...

Submitted by: Jen F.

During my visit to Houston, my husband and I decided to feel like little kids again and go to the Museum of Natural Science. However, we had no idea it would be so expensive! They charged for each feature separately-- the exhibit hall, butterfly center and planetarium. Of course we wanted to do everything so we ended up spending around $50 for two people! My goodness. Some exhibits were pretty cool and others were not so impressive. You can definitely tell you're in Texas because the energy exhibit focused mainly on oil and was very detailed with everything from oil extraction to the different drills they use. There was little to no information about other types of energy. There were also many stuffed creatu...

Submitted by: Ken G.

This was a nice museum to go to, especially since it was really hot outside...it was a good way to be indoors, yet learn something and enjoy science. The subject of science spans many categories including natural science, history and astronomy.  There was a pretty cool section for watching...

Submitted by: Gretchen P.

What was your favorite childhood school-related memory?  No, really think about it.  Was it lunchtime?  Annual musical rehersals?  Playground time?  Kickball days?  Obstacle course day?  The days your school-sponsored book orders came in?  Science Fair?  Or...was it field trip days? Twenty years later (or so) and this girl (lady) occasionally wants to pack a lunch consisting of an Antone's Sandwich, chocolate pudding cup, Capri-Sun, and a bag of cheese puffs.  I'd call in sick and head out on an adventure.  Specifically, I'd want to go see those crazy dinosaur bones and look at some gemstones, ride around Hermann Park on the train, then head to Miller Outdoor Theatre's hill for my picnic.  Later that afterno...

Submitted by: Barry B.

Went to the museum midweek and was a little bit disappointed. It seemed as if the exhibits were geared toward children. The energy exhibits were not nearly as interesting as the ones on ...

Submitted by: Christa K.

I've had a long love of this museum. I've been coming regularly for over ten years. I've seen the permanent exhibits a million times but I still get excited to go back (gem hall and the vault with all the bling bling). Tuesdays after 2pm (open til 8pm), it's free to walk around the main exhibits. Occasionally, the special exhibits really ...

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