General Information

Described as “fascinating, intriguing, and inspiring,” by NBC, “absolutely extraordinary,” by NPR and “a must see,” by FOX TV, Mummies of the World will instill a sense of curiosity and wonder in each and every visitor.

Come face to face with the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world including Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. With over 1.5 million nationwide visitors experiencing Mummies of the World to date, the display at The Houston Museum of Natural Science is the regional premiere!

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactive and multi-media exhibits featuring 3-D animation, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Using state-of-the-art scientific methodology, discover how modern science enables researchers to study mummies through innovative and non-invasive ways, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.

What secrets do mummies hold about the past? What clues do they bring us for the future? A journey awaits as we unravel their mysteries.

Hours, Pricing, & Directions


Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Last entry to Mummies of the World is 1 hour before closing time)

Tickets to Mummies of the World include admission to the museums permanent galleries.

PLEASE NOTE: Mummies of the World takes an average of 60-90 minutes to view. People often spend another 60-90 minutes in the rest of the museums permanent galleries.

Adult (12-61) $30.00
Child (3-11)/ Senior (62+) $20.00
Children Under 3 FREE
Museum Members $12.00




Now Open – May 29, 2017.


Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


Member: $5
Nonmember Guests Visiting the Museum: $20