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Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas TX

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an incredible museum! Here you will see huge fossils like you never knew existed. They are in perfect condition and just beautiful. Also amazing is the dinosaur exhibit with room after room of dinosaur skeletons. The gems are also glorious, as are the shells, which are displayed beautifully. A great mood is set in the Egyptian exhibit. What a treat to see such rare and beautiful things! This is a world-class museum. Don't miss it!
After, take a stroll in Hermann Park.
There is bad traffic in Houston so plan not to drive during rush hour.

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Foucault Pendulum, from above.
Foucault Pendulum, from above.
Sandstone Concretion, from France, formed by super heated water that flowed through extremely fine sand 20 million years ago.
Sandstone Concretion, from France, formed by super heated water that flowed through extremely fine sand 20 million years ago.
Ancient ray fossil- huge!
Ancient ray fossil- huge!
Ancient shark fossil.
Ancient shark fossil.
Dinosaur skeletons!
Dinosaur skeletons!
A dinosaur is above you!
A dinosaur is above you!
Amazing skeletons.
Amazing skeletons.
The shell collection is beautifully displayed.
The shell collection is beautifully displayed.
Shells of all sizes, including huge ones.
Shells of all sizes, including huge ones.
Beautiful nautilus shells.
Beautiful nautilus shells.
The touching area of the gem exhibit.
The touching area of the gem exhibit.
Aquamarine from Pakistan.
Aquamarine from Pakistan.
Cavansite, Stilbite, Fluorapophyllite, and Mesolite.
Cavansite, Stilbite, Fluorapophyllite, and Mesolite.
Fluorapophyllite from India.
Fluorapophyllite from India.
Topaz, Quartz, Phosphophyllite, Amethyst, Crocoite, and Diamond.
Topaz, Quartz, Phosphophyllite, Amethyst, Crocoite, and Diamond.
Huge opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia.
Huge opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia.
The Egyptian area has a lot of atmosphere.
The Egyptian area has a lot of atmosphere.
Thick columns in the Egyptian area.
Thick columns in the Egyptian area.
Stone square archways in the Egyptian area.
Stone square archways in the Egyptian area.
Funerary cones.
Funerary cones.
Turtle fossil with crocodile bite mark, from Wyoming USA.
Turtle fossil with crocodile bite mark, from Wyoming USA.
Python fossil from Wyoming.
Python fossil from Wyoming.
Ammonite from France.
Ammonite from France.
Maple leaf and other leaf fossils, from Utah.
Maple leaf and other leaf fossils, from Utah.
Yikes! Dinosaur above!
Yikes! Dinosaur above!
Kids love dinosaurs!
Kids love dinosaurs!
Strange dinosaur!
Strange dinosaur!

Directions

Houston Museum of Natural Science is located at 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston TX 77030, call (713) 639-4629.
Open daily 9-5.
Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, college students, and children aged 3-11, $8 for military, and free for children aged 2 and under.
Admission is free on Thurs from 2-5pm.

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Last Updated Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:58:28 GMT