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Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel Tour
"Kick off your Houston tour at Georgia’s Market where you’ll learn about the epic Downtown Houston Tunnel System which gives downtown workers an escape from the heat. Take a walk down Main Street to the Chase Bank Building where you’ll admire frescoes and a stained-glass window depicting Texas’ history amid the elegant Art-Deco interior. Then descend 20 feet (6 meters) below the streets into the underground tunnel system. Walk through the air-conditioned tunnel to the Chase Tower Texas’ tallest building. Head inside the massive tower and ride the elevator up to the 60th-floor sky lobby where you’ll take in sweeping views of the city skyline. Return to the lobby and pause for a photo in front of Spanish painter Joan Miro’s brightly colored ‘Personage and Birds’ sculpture.Following your guide
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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
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Old Town Houston Historic Pub Tour
"In the evening meet your guide at The Cellar inside Georgia's Market a hip cafe reading room marketplace and wine bar in downtown Houston. You'll then embark on your walking tour of Old Town Houston stopping at some pubs along the way.This intimate area of Houston is brimming with interesting places and historical buildings dating back to the mid-1800s. Your guide will tell you about the history and culture of the city as you visit up to fou Char Bar
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Museum of Natural Science Tips (18)

Like Five Museums in One

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is another of the outstanding museums in the Museum District. It is located on the northern edge of Hermann Park and is like five museums in one. They offer the:...
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Basaic
Apr 30, 2016

How to Save Money on Museum Visit

The museum is Free on Tuesdays and stays open till 8pm on that day. And if you go any other day, they will let you in for free in the last 30 minutes before they close. I always feel like they charge...
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kev911
Mar 03, 2012

Lions, Tigers and T-Rex, Oh My!

One of the advantages of living in such a huge city is the wealth of exhibitions that come through museums. The best come from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Recently, we just finished the...
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msbrandysue
Apr 20, 2009

Go for the butterflies @ the M. of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History of Houston has the usual exhibitions about dinosaurs, gems and minerals, planetarium and temporary exhibits, a lot geared for children. Themes of the permanent exhibits...
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XenoHumph
Nov 27, 2006

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is very good

I enjoy this museum, and recommend it to new people to town. The Cullen Hall exhibit has the world's largest collection of display-quality gems/minerals. Spectacular (and as an avid mineral collector,...
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Stargazer1
Nov 26, 2006

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Being the biggest museum in the Houston Museum District, as well as the city, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is one the city's most popular tourist atttractions. Within the main museum itself,...
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H-TownJourneyman
Feb 18, 2006

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Found my way to the Museum District in Downtown Houston. Very nicely organized, and appeared traffic congested, but somehow found easy parking off Hermann Drive and wandered through the Houston Garden...
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leafmcgowan
Apr 17, 2005

Look out for great temporary exhibitions

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. I went specifically to see the Dead Sea Scrolls which was a temporary exhibition between October 2004 and...
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martystagram
Jan 14, 2005

Nice For a Rainy (or Extremely Hot) Day

The Muesum of Natural History in Houston isn't near as big as what you'd see in NYC or Washington DC, but provides a nice half-day activity nonetheless. It has a very in-depth display of minerals and...
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TexasDave
Jan 03, 2005

You won't be disappointed

Since we lived in Houston we bought membership passes so we could go to the museum anytime and see the IMAX movies at a big discount. The museum has lots of great exhibits, and the travelling exhibits...
ElAbuelo
May 07, 2004

check out the Gem exhibit at HMNS!

Houston Museum of Natural Science - I would say without a doubt that every visit to HMNS is an opportunity to experience the wonders of science and nature firsthand. Its the museum I visit the most...
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John_P_LSU
Feb 25, 2004

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The exhibit halls here include: The Pendulum Paleontology Chemistry Energy Gems and Minerals Texas Wild Life The Serengeti Malacology Americas Discovery Place Space Science HMNS EarthcamThere is a...
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Apr 08, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Museum of Natural Science

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Holocaust Museum

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the 4th largest in the country. This is NOT a museum to enjoy; it is a museum to pause and reflect,...
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Museum of Fine Arts

Across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the Cullen Sculpture Garden which is associated with the MoFA. Inside are several interesting statues in a garden setting. The sculptures...
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Museum District

Now for me, this is the number one attraction in Houston. Over 20 (I think the Houston Bicycle Museum makes 21) museums in a relatively small area. You can park your car and walk to many of the...
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Zoo

(November 2014) The Houston Zoo is not the biggest or the best zoo, but it is pretty good. They keep the pens clean and make improvements to the enclosures where they can. They have a neat rainforest...
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Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel is a tranquil sanctuary open to all faiths nestled in the heart of Houston. The walls of the chapel display many of Mark Rothko's abstract and minimalist paintings. However the interior...
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Menil Collection

The Menil Collection refers to the collection itself and the museum (which is actually four buildings). The Menil Collection’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil acquired this vast collection...
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Getting to Museum of Natural Science

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1 Herman Circle Drive

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

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