Houston Museum of Natural Science

Smartphone Photography, Capturing Museum Quality Images

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019 – Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019

06:00 PM

Smartphone cameras have evolved in the past years, allowing everyone from the most amateur to advanced photographers to capture top-notch images. This introductory class will teach techniques for producing amazing photography using the camera that's already in your hand.

Learn from our in-house photographer, Michael Rathke, how to push the limits with your phone camera to create stunning images. You will learn some photography basics, as well as out-of-the-box concepts that take your casual shots to the next level. Then following the lecture, test your new knowledge and skills with an in-museum photo shoot in various exhibition halls.

Members $39, Tickets $49


  • 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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