Houston Museum of Natural Science: A Tour of Evolution and Culture

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 miles
Duration 45m - 4h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

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  • Take a stroll through African & Texas landscapes in detailed dioramas, feel like on a expedition
  • Marvel at T-Rex, stegosaurus, diplodocus and many other of huge animals that roamed the Earth
  • Take a self-guided tour with the help of an in-app audio to explore palaeontology, culture and more
  • Learn about mummification and death rituals by visiting an Ancient Egyptian part of the tour
  • Discover the beauty and value of minerals and gems and hear the stories they tell
Explore one of Houston's premier museums with your own in-app audio tour! The Houston Museum of Natural Science, established in 1909, boasts over dozen exhibits featuring fascinating natural history, science, and space exploration. Suitable for all ages, this self-guided tour will take you through the museum's must-see exhibits at your own pace. Start your journey by visiting the Hall of Paleontology, where you'll come face to face with massive T.rex, Stegosaurus, and Diplodocus skeletons and other prehistoric fossils. Next, witness the laws of physics in action as you observe the Foucault pendulum, a simple device that demonstrates the Earth's rotation. Admire the sparkling gems and minerals in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Don't miss the chance to see the African and Texas wildlife dioramas, where you can learn about the state's diverse flora and fauna. Then, discover ancient civilizations in the Hall of Ancient Egypt, and see 4,000-year-old mummies and sarcophagi that secure incredible history! And explore the culture of indigenous people in the Hall of Americas. This tour is not affiliated with the Houston Museum of Natural Science but is provided by an independent creator. The ticket is included for the customer's convenience at no charge.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on the WeGoTrip app
  • Step-by-step navigation through the Museum
  • Recommendations on further activities
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Tickets to the special exhibitions are not included and could be purchased separately at your will
  • Tickets to the Burke Baker Planetarium are not included and could be purchased separately at your wi
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • Plan at least 2 hours for your visit
    • Service animals welcome
    • Same day re-entry allowed
    • No selfie sticks, tripods, camera stands, food & drinks allowed
    • Free entry to the permanent exhibitions on Thursday afternoons (14:00-17:00)
    • Kids under 3 get in free
    • Reduced tickets available on-site for students and military with a valid ID
    • Download the Access HMNS app with guides, a customizable schedule, games, a sensory map, tips, and more. Available for [iOS](https://apps.apple.com/us/app/access-hmns/id1239546204 "iOS") and [Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.infiniteach.accessibility.houstonmuseumofnaturalscience&hl=en "Android")
    • Cashier redemption codes: General Admission: TIQHOUMNS / Planetarium: TIQHOUBBP / Butterfly Center: TIQHOUCBC
    • Photography is not allowed in certain exhibitions. Please check for signs by the exhibit entrance or ask a museum employee.
    • Join the general public or Members/Corporate line at the box office of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
    • You must swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the box office

Places you will visit

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Hermann Park Drive, 5555

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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