Explore special areas at the Butterfly Center or Hall of Ancient Egypt, plus the permanent exhibits on human history, dinosaurs, and more
What You'll Get
Please note Houston Museum of Natural Science is temporarily closed. Click here for additional information. Tickets are valid through any operating day through expiration, December 31st 2020.
- What’s included: admission to the Permanent Exhibit Hall, including the Hall of Ancient Egypt, with option of tickets to the Cockrell Butterfly Center & Exhibit Hall or the Burke Baker Planetarium & Exhibit Hall
- Kids 2 and younger are free.
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The Fine Print
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 center of a black hole.