Houston Museum of Natural Science
178 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This museum has it all – a dinosaur hall, planetarium, IMAX theater, and butterfly exhibit. I’ve always enjoyed the gemstone collection. Parking can be a nightmare since the zoo is close-by. I’d Uber there instead.
Tips from locals
My little ones love this place. They act like they never been here before each time we go.
This is one of the best Museum in Houston but there are over 20 in the Museum District. In addition, they are either FREE or discounted on Thursdays
It's a huge glass cone where a rain forest has been created as a butterfly sanctuary.
Excellent Science Museum. Free on Tuesdays. Pay to Park in the garage beside the museum to save headaches or street parking. There are also a few free spots in front of the museum, but you might wind up driving in circles for 30 minutes so be careful! Check out McGovern Garden right across the…
The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens…
Do you like dinosaurs?? See North America’s finest collection of dinosaur skeletons.
Fun, educational and much to see. The Butterfly exibit if my favorite. Great photo opportunities.
This is an awesome little museum situated in a three story greenhouse, located in the museum district in downtown Houston. It is great for kids with short attention spans.
The Cockrell Butterfly Center has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens of some of the world’s…
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