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Discover Houston wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, city guides, tours and activities for disabled travelers including the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Read our informative accessibility reviews and ratings of popular Houston attractions and destinations to learn which attractions are wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly, as well as which locations Jim recommends should be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a science museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park in Houston. The museum was established in 1909 by the Houston Museum and Scientific Society, an organization whose goals were to provide a free institution for the people of Houston focusing on education and science. Museum attendance totals over two million visitors each year. The museum complex consists of a central facility with four floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre (formerly known as the Wortham IMAX Theatre). The museum is one of the most popular in the United States and ranks just below New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art and the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco in most attendance amongst non-Smithsonian museums.

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City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:          Yes
Fully Accessible Entry:                                      Yes: Ramp
Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                          Yes
Restrictive Steps:                                                No Restrictive Steps

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

  • The Houston Museum of Natural History is fascinating for the whole family and very wheelchair friendly.
  • Ramped entrance and no restrictive steps anywhere in the museum.
  • The Planetarium, Giant Screen Theater and Butterfly Center are all accessible.Wheelchair accessible restrooms.

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