Explore special areas at the Butterfly Center or Burke Baker Planetarium, plus the permanent exhibits on human history, dinosaurs, and more
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About This Deal
Houston Museum of Natural Science and a majority of its' exhibits are now open. Click here for additional health and safety information as well as new guest requirements.
- What's included: admission to the Permanent Exhibit Hall, with the option of tickets to the Cockrell Butterfly Center & Exhibit Hall or the Burke Baker Planetarium & Exhibit Hall
- Kids 2 and younger are free.
- Click here to see hours of operation.
NOTE: The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed until February, 2023.
About Houston Museum of Natural Science
Seven days a week, the Houston Museum of Natural Science cultivates knowledge with interactive exhibits that shuttle minds into such far-flung realms as tropical rainforests and outer space. Permanent exhibit halls house everything from the skeletons of Diplodocus in the recently expanded Morian Hall of Paleontology to artifacts from ancient Egypt and the Americas.
Housed inside three stories of glass, the museum's Cockrell Butterfly Center habitat teems with more than 1,500 winged wonders from around the globe, which frolic around a 50-foot waterfall, and flutter through exotic plants. Visitors can also gaze skyward in the Burke Baker Planetarium, which casts more than 10 daily shows with curve-mirror projection technology. Eyes marvel at the planetarium's 30'x18' full-dome digital theater, capable of transporting families to the aurora borealis in the Arctic Circle or to the center of a black hole.