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Houston Museum of Natural Science

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 – Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is honored to again host the breathtaking beauty captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Now in its fifty-second installment, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography. This acclaimed exhibition showcases Earth’s most extraordinary and revelatory sights, reflecting nature’s beauty and diversity and highlighting the fragility of wildlife on our planet. After its London premiere, the exhibition embarks on a UK and international tour, to inspire millions of people across the world to appreciate and conserve the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a global platform for the world’s best nature photography, showcasing the planet’s most extraordinary and revelatory sights. This year’s competition was the most competitive to date – attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 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: 2-5 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 $10 for nonmembers with Museum ticket stub 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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