In the Noble Pursuit of Science
As far back as 1909, the Houston Museum and Scientific Society Inc was providing access to scientific education through the exhibition of natural and historical collections. Experience the current magnificent facility from the comfort of hotels near Houston Museum of Natural Science.
The original museum began in the city’s auditorium then moved to the Central Library, and by 1929, visitors could experience the museum at the Houston Zoo. In 1947, a wide-ranging set of educational programs was added specifically targeted at children, and within a single year it was hosting 12,000 young learners. The current facility, located on the northern border of Hermann Park, was built and completed in 1969, and by the 80s, the museum boasted permanent exhibits for paleontology, space exploration, geology, biology, geography, a learning center in memory of the members of the tragic Challenger space flight, an IMAX theater and an offsite observatory. Today, just a few years after the museum’s centennial celebration, more than two million visitors walk the halls of this amazing institution. With a reservation at the hotels near the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you could be one of them.
Witness permanent exhibits like the Lester and Sue Smith Gem Vault; the Morian Hall of Paleontology, home to three T-Rex skeletons; the Isaac Arnold Hall of Space Science; or the Hall of Ancient Egypt. Catch a screening on the now digital 3-D giant screen theater or stop in for some of the amazing running events like how to make your own samurai sword. From the planetarium, to the Butterfly Center, to unbelievably powerful education programs for students, educators and families, this is one stop you will remember for the rest of your life.
Rest Your Body and Mind
After just a few hours roaming the halls of the museum, you may find that both your body and your mind need a bit of a rest to catch back up and get ready for the next few exhibits on your itinerary. Let the hotels near the Houston Museum of Natural Science give you just what you need to unwind and get settled between visits. Not one but two different Extended Stay America hotels are waiting nearby to offer you that perfect home-away-from-home experience that you need to truly feel comfortable during the kind of long-lasting trip you need to truly enjoy the entirety of the museum.
For a more unique, historic, and locally representative stay, check out the Robin’s Nest Bed and Breakfast Inn where a small selection of 10 unique rooms will give you an authentic southern experience that will pair perfectly with your trip to the nearby museum. Or, add a little pampering to your vacation with a stay at the Hotel ZaZa where you can get a full spa treatment and a fine meal without ever leaving the building. It doesn’t matter how you decide the stay, that’s the personal part. What does matter is that you know, with the hotels near the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you are going to get a comfortable room in a the perfect location to make the most of the museum and the exciting city around it.