Knowledge can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of facts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for admission for two to the Hall of Ancient Egypt and the museum's permanent exhibits (up to a $40 value)
- $30 for admission for four to the Hall of Ancient Egypt and the museum's permanent exhibits (up to an $80 value)
In Hall of Ancient Egypt, the museum's newest permanent exhibit, artifacts such as the mummy Ankh Hap explore the Egyptians' relationship not only to mummification but also to writing and religion. The natural-science museum's other exhibits include more than 450 fossils and fossil replicas inside the recently opened Morian Hall of Paleontology.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Seven days a week, the Houston Museum of Natural Science cultivates knowledge with interactive exhibits that shuttle minds into such far-flung realms as tropical rainforests and outer space. Permanent exhibits house everything from the skeletons of brachiosauruses in the recently expanded Hall of Paleontology to a diverse set of artifacts spanning 6,000 years of history in the Hall Of Ancient Egypt. Housed inside three stories of glass, the museum's Butterfly Center teems with more than 1,500 winged wonders from around the globe, which frolic around a 50-foot waterfall, flutter through exotic plants, and—most amazingly—pull nickels from behind children’s ears. Visitors can also gaze skyward in the Burke Baker Planetarium, which casts more than 10 daily shows with curve-mirror projection technology. Eyes marvel at the planetarium's 30'x18' full-dome digital theater, capable of transporting families to the aurora borealis in the Arctic Circle or to the nougat-flavored center of a black hole.