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Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas

 
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Distance from city center: 20.1mi
evike14's pictureby evike14 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 10th of September, 2010
It is perfect if you are with kids, but you must go anyway. One of the best museums I have ever seen. They have a lot of cool exhibitions, no wonder there are so many people all the time.

Some of the greatest are the Dinosaur world, the Africa exhibition and oooh, my favorite, the Butterfly Greenhouse Center. This latter is a huge glass hall with a 10 m waterfall inside. It gives home to a lot - I mean hundreds - of rare, huge and colorful butterflies, among others. If you reach your hand and are lucky, they might even land on your palm.

There is also Paleontology Hall for history lovers, Chemistry hall for science freaks and a lot more amazing exhibitions. many of them are interactive with games, experiments, films and everything you want.

It is not cheap though, so get prepared that only parking will cols about $10. Temporary exhibitions and extras are not included into the normal price and so is the Butterfly Center, which is $8.

Address:
1 Hermann Park Ct, Houston, TX 77021, USA

Price:
Adults: $15
Children: $10
Butterfly Center: $8

Opening Hours:
Hours vary, but you can find the schedule on the website.

On the web:
http://www.hmns.org/

 
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travelller wrote on Sep 11, 2010 1:11:
There are hundreds wonderful crystals in the Minerals and Gems exhibition. Do not miss it, that was my favorite.Reply
 
 
 
 
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