Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Char F. ·
Reviewed May 15, 2012
The Civil War exhibit had way too much reading. The way it was advertised, we thought it would be more interactive. Too many documents in difficult-to-read writing. I appreciate the concern of using original documents, but who can read cursive these days? NIce try.


Dee P. ·
Reviewed May 7, 2012
love it


Linda B. · 4 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed May 4, 2012

What You'll Get

The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Choose between the following options:

  • For $19, you get a museum outing for two (up to a $50 value). The outing includes:
  • Two tickets to the Discovering The Civil War special exhibit (up to a $50 value)
  • Two complimentary passes to the Exhibit Hall<p>
  • For $25, you get a planetarium outing for two (up to a $66 value). The outing includes:
  • Two tickets to the planetarium (up to a $16 value)
  • Two tickets to the Discovering The Civil War special exhibit (up to a $50 value)
  • Two complimentary passes to the Exhibit Hall

The Houston Museum of Natural Science annually educates more than 500,000 school children and thrills curious minds of all ages with interactive exhibits, probing the earth for fossils and artifacts that narrate humankind’s cultural story on earth. At the start of a six-month run, Discovering The Civil War weaves learners through private artifact collections as well as 12 thematic areas, each anchored by its own original document from the National Archives and Records Administration that answers burning questions such as “How many kiwis could Lincoln stack under his hat?” Throughout the exhibit, guests slip past original photos, handwritten letters, soldiers’ pistols and uniforms, and relics from the USS Westfield, sunk in the 1863 Battle of Galveston. After lessons in martial history, dig into the earth’s crust with the permanent exhibits, which grant visitors peeks at 450 fossils and 750 mineral specimens that gleam and sparkle like the tusks of a diamond-encrusted walrus.

The museum’s planetarium houses a Sky-Skan DigitalSky, a starfield projector that blasts high-resolution images and sound onto a panoramic overhead screen. The full-dome theater has been used in the past by NASA astronauts for training and a special yearly screening of Spaceballs. With a daily schedule of about 10 20-minute shows, celestial lookers can dip their eyes into subjects such as 2012: Mayan Prophecies and Black Holes, which indiscriminately devour supernovas and the last cookie in every package of Oreos.

Though the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers children and seniors discounted admission, this Groupon presents the best available discount for all age groups.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 8 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem in full by 4/29/12. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for special events. Valid only for admission to listed exhibits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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 exhibit halls house everything from the skeletons of Diplodocus in the recently expanded Morian Hall of Paleontology to artifacts from ancient Egypt and the Americas.

Housed inside three stories of glass, the museum's Cockrell Butterfly Center habitat teems with more than 1,500 winged wonders from around the globe, which frolic around a 50-foot waterfall, and flutter through exotic plants. 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.

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