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

HOUSTON—TheHouston 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 between […]

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 […]

Artifacts from the historic POMPEII eruption are coming to HOUSTON
January 26, 2021

HOUSTON, TEXAS—For centuries, the story of what happened to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has captivated the world. The city lost and buried by the ash and volcanic debris of Mount Vesuvius remains a testament to nature’s fury, a tragic time capsule of life some 2,000 years ago. Opening to the public at the […]

Houston Ballet and HMNS presents timeless Christmas family classic on giant screen
November 25, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS— Houston Ballet and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are joining forces to present a condensed version of one of Houston’s most cherished holiday productions, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker: Larger than Life will play on the museum’s big-screen during the duration of this unique and unprecedented 2020 holiday season. The annual production of […]

New Blockbuster BODY WORLDS Exhibition Coming to HMNS October 17
September 15, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on October 17. BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, a new special exhibition, delivers a breathtaking encounter with the inner workings of the human body and shows the effects of poor health, good […]

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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
(713) 639-4629

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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
(281) 242-3055

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