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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Death by Natural Causes

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

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Opens March 12, 2018 | Members see it first March 9-11, 2018

Snakes. Spiders. Sharks.  The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives.  Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world.  Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few or the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples — mushrooms, snakes, spiders, and even common foods!  Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas of rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens.

Organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Local support provided by the John P. McGovern Foundation.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Please note that our normal hours will resume on Monday, August 20th ( 9am to 5pm) And our free Thursday hours will return to 2pm-5pm on Thursday, August 23rd.
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $15 (ages 3-11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $15
    • Seniors (62+): $15
    • Military (with ID): $8
    • Groups (10+): $8
    • School Groups: $3.50
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Free Thursdays: 6 - 9 pm Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders – all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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