Want to keep your kids entertained and happy for hours? A top recommendation among locals is to spend the day exploring all the sights and sounds the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS).
The Houston Museum of Science:
Not only is it an activity everyone in the family can enjoy but its educational too. Featuring 16 permanent exhibits plus traveling exhibits the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a top attraction to visit.
Home to North America’s largest Dinosaur Hall, the Morian Hall of Paleontology provides over 230,000 sq ft of amazement. With ancient dinosaur bones and replications of pre-historic animals, visitors will learn about how animals interacted in prehistoric eras and human evolution.
After spending some time with the prehistoric beasts, move on over to the world’s largest energy hall, the Wiess Energy Hall. Recently expanded, the Weiss Energy Hall is filled with interactive exhibits that provide hands-on learning. Exhibits feature an offshore drilling rig, a Geovator, that takes you back to the Cretaceous period and an “Energy City” showing Houston’s energy value chain.
Take yourself into a fairytale world surrounded by four to five thousand butterflies from around the world. Step into the three-floor Cockrell Butterfly Center and experience the variety of arachnids and insects living in the Brown Hall of Entomology.
Don’t let it stop there! Take your experience into a whole other time zone by viewing the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities outside of Cairo located in the Hall of Ancient Egypt there are also exhibits dedicated to gems, minerals, African wildlife and so much more. And don’t worry after a long day on your feet you can kick back and view a 3D film in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre or experience the all-new 8k crystal clear projection within the updated Burke Baker Planetarium.
On top of all the permanent exhibits, The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a number of traveling exhibits and will be the host to the world-renowned International Exhibition of: Sherlock Holmes traveling exhibit from April 30, 2018 to September 30, 2018. Be sure to check it out!
The Houston Museum of Science, Sugar Land:
If you’re in Sugar Land don’t miss The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land location. The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land features two floors of permanent exhibits from dinosaurs, living frogs, florescent glow in the dark minerals, and a two thousand gallon saltwater fish tank. The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers many attractions for the little ones with lots of room to explore, crawl, pull, and play!