Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

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Permanent Exhibit Hall Ticket

From $25.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the largest dinosaur hall in North America, check out the extensive collection of rare gems, and stop into your choice of permanent exhibits.
  • General admission ticket to Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Discover the permanent exhibits on your own
  • Choose to see permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, Texas wildlife, and more
  • Special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and other special features require additional tickets

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, parking is payable upon arrival.
  • The listed price does not include access to separate ticketed attractions such as films, the butterfly center, or traveling exhibits
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Thursday : 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Thursday : 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is located across from Hermann Park in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

Upon your arrival, exchange the voucher for your ticket for your admission ticket. Then enter the museum for your self-guided tour of the permanent exhibits.

Permanent exhibits include North America's largest dinosaur hall, and the Gems & Minerals exhibit, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the United States, with more than 450 rare gemstones and geodes. You can also browse exhibits on Texas Wildlife, The Americas, African Wildlife, and more. Refreshments and food are available for purchase at the cafe.

Entrance to special exhibits, the Brown Hall of Entomology, and the Planetarium require additional expense. Please check for details on the day of your visit.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to have a photo ID with you in order to redeem your voucher
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This ticket is free of charge only on Thursday afternoons from 2pm until 5pm.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The food there is a bit pricey but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch.


554 reviews
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Viator make life easier
Sandra_G, Aug 2023
Great experience in checking, using this app things are easy and very practical I think is going to be my favorite app
Great experience
Samar_S, Aug 2023
Great museum to spend few hours at with the family, make sure to be there for more that 3 hours as there is plenty to explore.
Great Experience
Landon_H, Jul 2023
The museum was awesome, and these tickets were half the price of buying them directly from the museum. These tickets are just for a voucher, so you still need to wait in line at the museum to get your tickets, but a couple minutes is worth the convenience and price of getting them here.
Wonderful Vacation
Angela_O, Jul 2023
This was a wonderful and informational experience for my grandkids The facilities was clean and the workers were very helpful
Caidens 3rd Birthday at the Museum with his Family.
Tracy_H, Jul 2023
Where being able to see the 🦕 with my grandkids. Just being with my Family. Amazing to see all the animals that lived millions of years ago. Finding out their history and why they were so important for our history to day.
Captivating experience
Jayla_W, Jun 2023
Amazing museum with plenty of space, even though there were lots of visitors. The exhibits held the attention off all of my children, from a toddler to a teenager. Allow yourself plenty of time to see everything. The toddler needed a nap, which cut out trip short, and we hadn't seen everything in our three hour visit.
Did not use this product, museum is great
Kristina_C, Jun 2023
I could not use the item from Viator. Had to purchase tickets again. The request for a refund is in. The customer service is good.
Anniversary 2023
Elyssa_G, Jun 2023
Visited the museum for our anniversary trip and it was just magical. We didn’t think we would have so much fun as adults and now we are going to have to visit again to bring the kids because they would be enchanted too.
There should have been a ticket printing kiosk or you should be able to send the digital copy of the ticket
We were forced to wait in the long line to redeem or ticket. Buying it online with you didn't save us any time or trouble
Kids will love it!
Erin_A, May 2023
The discount was great! Getting tickets was very easy. I wish that aviator offered a discounted parking pass. It was $30 to park in the garage attached to the museum. We visited the museum on Friday during the day, along with lots of loud/running young school children. My kids were annoyed, so we went to another level of the museum.
Great family learning
Jen_G, May 2023
We had a great day at the museum! We arrived around noon so we had missed all the school trip groups but if you want to see different parts of the museum besides the general exhibition, then you would need to get earlier. The food prices were super good and not super expensive either. Overall a great afternoon!
Arianna_G, May 2023
Loved coming to the museum. Vector made it helpful to get good priced tickets. Would be happy to come back
Great experience
Kayla_W, May 2023
The dinosaurs, fossils, and the gems was amazing to look at and walk around to take pictures of. Great museum!
Good experience
Luciana_M, Apr 2023
Thanks for the help, it was one of the best weekend. Thanks for make easy the way for buy the tickets and answer all my questions
Was great but would of preferred a package deal.
Gisela_S, Apr 2023
Everything was great, kids had fun. Only complaints are that parking was so expensive, and that the ticket did not include more. Would of enjoyed a bundle or package for other attractions.
Great one full day...
Tibor_D, Apr 2023
Great one full day adventure for all families. Extraordinary exhibition from the prehistoric time till modern age. Kids and adults will learn a lot from visiting this Museum.
A day with my adult kids
Heather_A, Apr 2023
The positioning of the dinosaur skeletons was creative and impressive. Beautiful gems collection as well.
I went with my family....
Ken_A, Mar 2023
I went with my family. Parking is a bit expensive, but it's worth it to see the dinosaur fossils and other exhibits.
Dinossaur exhibition....
Daniel_S, Mar 2023
Dinossaur exhibition. Amazing place and my Kids loved. I recomend to every family visitig Houston, TX.
Awesome displays
Greg_J, Mar 2023
Very good experience, needed more time but that was on us. We will definitely be coming back for another tour.

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