Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston History, Street by Street!

Saturday, May. 18, 2019 – Saturday, May. 18, 2019

09:30 AM

Explore Houston's History street by street! Our walking tour of Downtown Houston follows Congress Avenue from historic Courthouse Square with its infamous hanging tree to Market Square and the oldest standing commercial building in Houston, which is a former stop on the Pony Express. Along the way we'll discuss overlooked stories of Bayou City history, like the Civil War prison camp beneath downtown and the epic romance that left an enduring mark on Houston's skyline.

This walking tour with Christopher Wells of HMNS is sure to be a fun and enlightening experience for everyone who comes along. Advance registration is required. Participants will meet in Market Square Park for a 2-hour walking tour. We'll be walking on unleveled sidewalks and streets through Downtown Houston. Directions will be emailed prior to excursion. This excursion is rain or shine, but will be rescheduled if stormy conditions.

Tickets $40, Members $47


  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $16 (ages 3–11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $16
    • Seniors (62+): $16
    • Military (with ID): $10
    • Groups (10+): $10
    • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $4
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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. The parking garage is $10 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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