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Even if you are not a history aficionado, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is sure to grab your attention and pique your curiosity. From prehistoric dinosaur fossils to photos of wildlife, this location will keep you busy for quite some time. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is one of the more interactive parts of this museum. The center includes a variety of species of living butterflies and other various insects. For a more up-close view of some of these beautiful creatures, you will be able to observe some of the preserved specimens in all of their colorful glory. One of the most popular permanent exhibits is the Hall of Ancient Egypt. You will find artifacts here that have been collected over the years, as well a very special resident of the museum. Ankh Hap, the museum's mummy, is located within these halls.
The museum boasts some fascinating permanent and rotating exhibits within its walls. A fun one is called “InFocus: A Museum Photographic Experience.” You get the chance to step inside of a glowing universe that just so happens to be the perfect place for a selfie. Additional backdrops let you picture yourself in ancient Egypt, with dinosaurs, and under the sea. One of the most interesting things about this museum for many visitors is the opportunity to experience the Burke Baker Planetarium. Generally, a different show starts every 30 minutes so you can decide which is the most interesting to you! From “Apollo & Beyond” to “Starry Night Express,” the shows on this encapsulating screen are sure to leave you breathless and ready for a return visit!
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