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Hours of Operation

Regular Museum Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
(Moody Family Children's Museum on the Lower Level Monday: noon-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm)
Sunday: noon-6pm 

First Thursday Late Night: 5-9pm 
(Extended hours the first Thursday of each month. Also enjoy a late-night film and special interactive programming!) 
(last exhibits entry at 3:30pm regular hours, or an hour and a half before closing for extended hours) 

School Group/Field Trip Traffic Calendar
Monday-Friday: 9am-2:30pm, September-June 5
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-2:30pm, limited groups June-August 28

Member-Only Hours

For select dates, choose "Perot Exhibit Halls (member-only access)" in the ticketing system to reserve your tickets for member-only hours. Remember to reserve online in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out.

Member Mornings
Saturday: 8:30-10am
Sunday: 10am-noon

Mondays, 10am-noon*: Moody Family Children's Museum

By popular demand, we’ve reserved Monday mornings for members only in the Moody Family Children’s Museum. You will receive a member sticker upon entry to Museum exhibits that will provide access to the Children’s Museum.

*On Select Monday Holidays there will not be member-only hours offered in the Moody Family Children’s Museum from 10am-noon, as there will be member-only hours offered for the entire Museum from 8:30-10am.

Select Monday Holidays
8:30-10am on select Monday holidays (MLK Day, January 20, 2014; Presidents' Day, February 17; Memorial Day, May 26; Labor Day, September 1)

Labor Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Friday, August 29: 10am-6pm

Saturday, August 30: 10am-7pm with member-only hours 8:30am-10am

Sunday, August 31: Noon-7pm with member-only hours 10am-noon

Monday, September 1: 10am-5pm with Member Only Hours 8:30am-10am

Special Closures

Museum Annual Maintenance 

Museum Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2-3: Our hands-on, cooler-than-cool exhibits see hundreds of thousands of visitors and inspire countless minds through nature and science. As with every well-oiled machine, it’s time for a tune-up.

Night at the Museum

Museum closed: Saturday, November 15: We appreciate your understanding. All proceeds from Night at the Museum, a once per year annual fundraising event, directly support the Museum's operations.