Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030


Museum Website

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 on the idea that science can enhance everyone’s lives.​

As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and a favorite thing to do in Houston, HMNS at Hermann Park has five floors of permanent exhibits, spanning astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, geology, seashells and Texas wildlife, alongside a slew of rotating special exhibitions. HMNS also houses three other venues: the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Credit: Overview from museum website