Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

1. Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

2. Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vastness of space at the Burke Baker Planetarium in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy the upgraded planetarium which features the world's leading digital planetarium software and projection system. Let this digital projection system allow you to step off world and into the wider universe. Explore planets and asteroid fields. See projections of planets, stars, and entire galaxies. Expand your knowledge of the universe with different dome shows like "Lamps of Atlantis", "Are We Really Alone?", "Black Holes", "Starry Night Express", "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Passport to the Universe." The last show of the day is at 5 PM.

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

3. Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Houston? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 50% savings, with Houston CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Buy online for instant mobile delivery. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Space Center Houston- General admission, including Independence Plaza and the NASA tram tour Plus choose 4 of the following: •Downtown Aquarium- General Admission to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit (rides and games not included) Rides may be temporarily unavailable. •Houston Zoo- General admission (not valid for Zoo Lights) •Houston Museum of Natural Science- General Admission •Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass- All-Day Ride Pass (Stingray, Boardwalk Beast, and Iron Eagle not included) •Children’s Museum Houston- General admission. To enter the museum, your group must be accompanied by a child. •Museum of Fine Arts, Houston- ALL ACCESS ticket, including same-day admission to all Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

4. Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, admire spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. Upon arrival, enter a three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot (15-meter) waterfall. Once inside, discover a simulated tropical rainforest filled with exotic plants and hundreds of live butterflies imported from butterfly farms around the world. Marvel as these delicate creatures flutter through the vegetation, stop to sip nectar or fruit juices, and occasionally alight on lucky visitors. Feel the enchantment continue with astounding living insects, mounted specimens, larger-than-life models, and interactive games. Search for camouflaged creatures, meet a cricket weatherman, learn how insects are used to solve crimes, watch leaf cutter ants at work, see giant wasp nests, get a close-up look of some of Houston’s largest cockroaches, and more. Tucked underneath the waterfall and behind the cenote pool, discover how insects are particularly important to humans. Listen to interviews with real-life entomologists and take a peek into an entomologist’s lab, where you can look up close at insect specimens. The last entry of the day is at 5:30 PM.

Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

5. Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

Enjoy a cool & comfortable ride all over Houston with the most-trusted Houston sightseeing tour company in a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 van on our exclusive Best of Houston City Driving Tour. Take in the top sights of Houston's Downtown District, stunning River Oaks mansions, colorful Graffiti Park, quaint Rice University campus, notable parks, leafy Museum District, and largest Medical District in the world! This is the ideal tour for any newcomer of Houston offering firsthand views of Houston's most noteworthy architecture, extensive city districts, beautiful street art, historical parks, green spaces, and downtown professional sporting venues. During this cool & cozy 2.5 hour ride, you will enjoy views and learn about Houston's unique skyline, street art, charming Museum District, humongous Medical District as well the wealthy River Oaks and West University neighborhoods where many Houston celebrities reside. In addition, tour guests will get an up-close perspective of the world's largest Medical District, Rice University, Houston’s graffiti art district, and iconic city monuments. Along the ride, we will have planned stops including the tallest building in the state, unbelievable Texas-sized art sculptures, and elevated sky garden offering panoramic skyline views. Make sure to bring your smile, camera, and closest family & friends! 

Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

6. Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

Explore Houston's most exciting museums including the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Children's Museum of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Czech Center Museum Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Center For Photography, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Lone Star Flight Museum, National Museum of Funeral History, Rothko Chapel, The Health Museum, The Heritage Society, The Menil Collection and The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association. Houston is known for many incredible museums. Choose a 1-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 3-day option for more time to visit them all. This pass is activated upon first use and valid for the number of days you've selected.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science: Our most recommended tours and activities

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vastness of space at the Burke Baker Planetarium in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy the upgraded planetarium which features the world's leading digital planetarium software and projection system. Let this digital projection system allow you to step off world and into the wider universe. Explore planets and asteroid fields. See projections of planets, stars, and entire galaxies. Expand your knowledge of the universe with different dome shows like "Lamps of Atlantis", "Are We Really Alone?", "Black Holes", "Starry Night Express", "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Passport to the Universe." The last show of the day is at 5 PM.

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Houston? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 50% savings, with Houston CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Buy online for instant mobile delivery. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Space Center Houston- General admission, including Independence Plaza and the NASA tram tour Plus choose 4 of the following: •Downtown Aquarium- General Admission to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit (rides and games not included) Rides may be temporarily unavailable. •Houston Zoo- General admission (not valid for Zoo Lights) •Houston Museum of Natural Science- General Admission •Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass- All-Day Ride Pass (Stingray, Boardwalk Beast, and Iron Eagle not included) •Children’s Museum Houston- General admission. To enter the museum, your group must be accompanied by a child. •Museum of Fine Arts, Houston- ALL ACCESS ticket, including same-day admission to all Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, admire spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. Upon arrival, enter a three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot (15-meter) waterfall. Once inside, discover a simulated tropical rainforest filled with exotic plants and hundreds of live butterflies imported from butterfly farms around the world. Marvel as these delicate creatures flutter through the vegetation, stop to sip nectar or fruit juices, and occasionally alight on lucky visitors. Feel the enchantment continue with astounding living insects, mounted specimens, larger-than-life models, and interactive games. Search for camouflaged creatures, meet a cricket weatherman, learn how insects are used to solve crimes, watch leaf cutter ants at work, see giant wasp nests, get a close-up look of some of Houston’s largest cockroaches, and more. Tucked underneath the waterfall and behind the cenote pool, discover how insects are particularly important to humans. Listen to interviews with real-life entomologists and take a peek into an entomologist’s lab, where you can look up close at insect specimens. The last entry of the day is at 5:30 PM.

Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

Enjoy a cool & comfortable ride all over Houston with the most-trusted Houston sightseeing tour company in a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 van on our exclusive Best of Houston City Driving Tour. Take in the top sights of Houston's Downtown District, stunning River Oaks mansions, colorful Graffiti Park, quaint Rice University campus, notable parks, leafy Museum District, and largest Medical District in the world! This is the ideal tour for any newcomer of Houston offering firsthand views of Houston's most noteworthy architecture, extensive city districts, beautiful street art, historical parks, green spaces, and downtown professional sporting venues. During this cool & cozy 2.5 hour ride, you will enjoy views and learn about Houston's unique skyline, street art, charming Museum District, humongous Medical District as well the wealthy River Oaks and West University neighborhoods where many Houston celebrities reside. In addition, tour guests will get an up-close perspective of the world's largest Medical District, Rice University, Houston’s graffiti art district, and iconic city monuments. Along the ride, we will have planned stops including the tallest building in the state, unbelievable Texas-sized art sculptures, and elevated sky garden offering panoramic skyline views. Make sure to bring your smile, camera, and closest family & friends! 

Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

Explore Houston's most exciting museums including the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Children's Museum of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Czech Center Museum Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Center For Photography, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Lone Star Flight Museum, National Museum of Funeral History, Rothko Chapel, The Health Museum, The Heritage Society, The Menil Collection and The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association. Houston is known for many incredible museums. Choose a 1-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 3-day option for more time to visit them all. This pass is activated upon first use and valid for the number of days you've selected.

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4.6
(82 reviews)

A must if you are in Houston. Very personalized, due to the small group bookings. Vanessa and Luis are a great team, very professional. The tour provides a diverse opportunity to see the many aspects of Houston.

The tour was great. Vanessa knew her stuff, answered all our questions. Luis joined in from the drivers seat. It was a really enjoyable and informative afternoon.

Was great thanks for make it easy for me which not good with buying online.

It was an amazing experience, and I would definitely go again!

Easy redemption. Park at the Medical Ctr for cheaper rates.