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NEW JOHN P. MCGOVERN HALL OF THE AMERICAS TO PRESENT BELONGINGS, STORIES OF NATIVE PEOPLES
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 […]

HMNS Celebrates 10 Years of Morian Hall of Paleontology with Rock n’ Roar Summer: Titans of HMNS
June 18, 2022

HOUSTON — This summer, dinosaurs are roaming the earth once again in exhibit halls (and theaters) near you! Can you believe it’s already been 10 years since the revamped Morian Hall of Paleontology opened its doors? To mark the occasion, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting an anniversary bash like no other with […]

The Hall of Ancient Egypt at HMNS to reopen with new objects, stunning technology, immersive installations
November 11, 2021

HOUSTON—The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is proud to announce its completely re-imagined 12,500 sq. ft. Hall of Ancient Egypt that will open Nov. 20 in conjunction with the world premiere of the 20,000 sq. ft. special exhibition entitled Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. The Ramses the Great exhibition—a partnership […]

World Premiere of Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs to Open in November at Houston Museum of Natural Science
August 12, 2021

HOUSTON (August 12, 2021) – It is no secret that Egypt boasts a rich history of masterful rulers, but there is one name that reverberates through time like no other…Ramses the Great. Considered one of the most celebrated builders of Egypt, this visionary pharaoh expanded borders, brokered the world’s first peace treaty, and became a […]

Celebration: Earth
April 1, 2021

HOUSTON, TEXAS— Although Earth Day is officially set worldwide for Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating our planetary home throughout April with Celebration: Earth. All month long, Houston’s science museum is concentrating on our shared home with special nature- and conservation- themed exhibits, tours, and activities for everyone. “Because […]

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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 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.

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5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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