Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), established in 1909 and nestled in Houston’s Hermann Park, is an iconic institution best known for its massive collection of dinosaur fossils. It draws over a million visitors each year, eager to explore the past, present, and future of life on Earth (and beyond).

Delve into the Morian Hall of Paleontology for a journey through ancient life, marvel at the collection of Gems & Mineral in Cullen Hall, and take a whimsical walk in a three-story glass building full of butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Each exhibit at HMNS tells a tale of our planet’s history and natural beauty: are you ready discover why it’s one of America’s most visited museums?