Houston Museum of Natural Science
Our world-class paleontology hall - the length of a football field and is one of the most dynamic paleo halls in the world.

"Houston is a great city, full of remarkable qualities, outstanding institutions, and exceptional people. Houstonians have an unabashed sense of pride and ownership in their city and what it offers," said Joel A. Bartsch, president of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. "HMNS is a world-class institution, renowned far and wide for its exceptional collections, exhibits, and programs. And as a Houstonian, you OWN IT-every artifact, every exhibit, every item in the gift shop, every program."

Embark on a Prehistoric Safari

The innovative hall is packed with prehistoric beasts, and does not have the same stagnant displays of ancient skeletons standing in a row that many visitors are accustomed to seeing. Rather, the predators and prey in the new paleontology hall are in action — chasing, eating and escaping as they struggle for life. Embark on a "prehistoric safari" that also includes the grand saga of human evolution — from tree-climbing australopithecines to courageous mammoth-hunters.

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