Houston Museum of Natural Science
Welcome to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 'one of the most heavily attended science museums in the country'. Located in northern Hermann Park, this spacious museum space holds a dinosaur hall, planetarium, Imax, butterfly house, and permanent exhibit spaces. You can certainly spend a whole day here exploring and discovering and still probably not see it all!
The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 and has since strived to 'preserve and advance general knowledge of natural science'. The museum serves guests well by both being a part of the CityPass package for Houston and presenting several onsite and offsite educational opportunities for students and families. One of our personal favorite things about this museum is that it offers customized field trip packages so that your school group can match your visit with your particular theme of learning or curriculum requirements at the time. Teachers also get what is called 'Teachers Choice' during their visit and get their own choice of Imax or Planetarium show out of what is available. There are Labs on Demand, private tours, Discovery Tours, and scout tours, as well.
When it comes to what you will see during your visit, you can expect to be immersed in the subjects of astronomy, space, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, gems, chemistry, minerals, Texas wildlife, and so much more. Visit the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Wortham GIANT Screen Theater, and the Cockrell Butterfly House before you leave. There is an onsite McDonald's with options to preorder student meals for field trips, or you may also choose to pack a picnic and get some fresh air or eat at any of the many different restaurants within the Museum District.