HMNS Press Kit
The Year of the Dinosaur
HOUSTON-2012 is the Year of the Dinosaur at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. We're putting the final touches on our world-class Paleontology Hall-one of the most dynamic in the world and the...
See more, hear more, feel more at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre
HOUSTON-The Houston Museum of Natural Science Wortham Giant Screen Theatre remains at the forefront of digital technology as both a worldwide distributor of large format films and as a screening...
HMNS Expands Educational Mission in Fort Bend;
HOUSTON-On Oct. 3, 2009, a historic prison building in the residential community area of Telfair opened to the public, transformed - as the new Houston Museum of Natural Science atSugarLand. This...
Out-of-this-world adventure at the Burke Baker Planetarium
HOUSTON-Planets, stars, meteors, solar systems, and entire galaxies zoom past audiences in the Burke Baker Planetarium, as they leave Earth far behind. A fascinating array of films explores the...
Explore a tropical rainforest in the heart of Houston at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
HOUSTON-Flutter through theCockrellButterflyCenterat the Houston Museum of Natural Science and discover hundreds of live butterflies, exotic insects, and remarkable plants in a verdant rainforest...
Permanent Exhibit Halls
New Paleontology Hall Embark on a "prehistoric safari" when the brand new, world-class, football field-sized, paleontological wonderment opens to the public. In addition to a new hall, the expansion...
The Houston Museum of Natural Science Background
Founded in 1909 by the HoustonMuseumand Scientific Society, Inc., the Houston Museum of Natural Science has grown to become one of the highest-attended museums in the United States. The Museum...
Journey to the moon and Mars
HOUSTON―Pilot a spaceship through the galaxy, experiment with matter from outer space, successfully avert disaster, and work with crews back on Earth to bring the team safely home. At the...
HMNS Background Information
Background Information The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is not only a leading institution inHouston, but nationwide. Celebrating its centennial in 2009, the Museum was...
HMNS Permanent Exhibit Halls
Permanent Exhibit Halls New Morian Hall of PaleontologyEmbark on a "prehistoric safari" when the brand new, world-class, football field-sized, paleontological wonderment opens to the public. In...
Explore the galaxy at the George Observatory
HOUSTON―Observe Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the Milky Way with your own eyes at the George Observatory, located less than an hour's drive southwest ofHoustoninBrazosBendState Park....
HMNS Fun Facts
Morian Hall of Paleontology The Morian Hall of Paleontology is packed with prehistoric beasts, and does not have the same stagnant displays of ancient skeletons standing in a row that many...
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