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True Texas Beauty
May 26, 2023

Behold breathtaking painted landscapes from deep in the heart of Texas, when The Art of Texas State Parks opens May 26 HOUSTON, TX—A magnificent aerial view of nighthawks in mid-flight overlooking the expansive Franklin Mountains. A mesmerizing vista of sprawling trees occupying a lush forest. A majestic mission with tolling bells set in its serene […]

A Fin-Tastic Shark Tale
April 14, 2023

“Seas” the day and confront your favorite apex predator up close and personal, when Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths opens May 26 Members of the media are invited to attend a special media preview, happening Thursday, May 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HOUSTON, TX—Fearsomely prowling our oceans, sharks have only […]

Learn About Water Conservation and Protecting the Environment with Ocean Bound! Exhibit
January 25, 2023

City of Sugar Land and HMNS at Sugar Land to debut new collaboration this month SUGAR LAND, TX—When we turn on our faucets, we know that water comes out, but do we know what happens to it afterward? More importantly, do we know how to save it? The City of Sugar Land and the Houston […]

Unravel a marvelous Mystery with King Tut’s Tomb Discovery Experience
October 4, 2022

HOUSTON, TX—One hundred years ago, on Nov. 4, 1922, after seven long years, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered a rock-cut step in the bedrock of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. He had been searching for royal tombs, in particular that of the “Boy King” Tutankhamun. Less than one month later, […]

September 6, 2022

HOUSTON—For the past several months, Bertney Langley, member of the Coushatta Tribe and native speaker of Koasati, had been carefully watching the process unfold as the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) prepared to unveil its newly revamped John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas to the public this fall. He sat in the same […]

BASE Xperiential and the Houston Museum of Natural Science to Unveil First-Ever HoloTheater
August 29, 2022

“Dinosaur Discoveries: A Holographic Adventure” to debut in November Houston, TX (August 29, 2022) – The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and BASE Xperiential are excited to announce a major partnership to unveil the world’s first-ever HoloTheater and its premiere experience, Dinosaur Discoveries: A Holographic Adventure, debuting in November. “At HMNS, we are all […]

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been a powerful force for science education in Houston for more than 100 years. We continually strive to offer the best, most groundbreaking exhibitions to the public as well as the highest-quality educational opportunities for the millions of patrons including the hundreds of thousands of students who pass […]

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The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science shall be to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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