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General Shipping Information

Most items are available for immediate delivery and will be shipped within two business days. If an item is not currently in stock, we will email you an expected ship date. Customer service will contact you if there is any delay with your order.


The Houston Museum of Natural Science ships only within the U.S.

International shipping orders are subject to additional charges and may only be placed through our central Museum Store. Please call 713-639-4707 for international shipping requests.


We require a signature on all shipments valuing $1,000 or more.


SHIPPING OPTIONS

Standard Flat-Fee Shipping

SHIP YOUR ENTIRE ORDER FOR A FLAT FEE OF JUST $6.00!
Select standard shipping for one low flat fee of $6.00 per shipping address.
Your order will be shipped via the US Postal Service and should arrive within 4-10 business days, excluding holidays, for most in-stock merchandise. Please allow 1-2 days of handling time.


For Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. Territories

A $18 shipping charge will apply.
All shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. Territories will be shipped USPS Ground and may take longer than shipments to the Continental U.S. Please allow 1-2 days of handling time.


Free Shipping

Free Standard Shipping on all Continental U.S. orders of $125 or more.
Your order will be shipped via the US Postal Service and should arrive within 4-10 business days, excluding holidays, for most in-stock merchandise. Please allow 1-2 days of handling time.


Priority Shipping

Upgrade to Priority Shipping for $ 14.00 for all Continental U.S. Orders.
Priority orders will be handled with precedence and may not require the 1-2 days of handling time.
Priority orders will go out via US Postal Service Priority Mail and will including tracking.
You will be notified with tracking information when your order has shipped.


Museum Pick Up

All orders are available for next-day pick-up at our central location. You may pick up your order at the Museum Store Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. For same-day pick up, please call the central location at 713-639-4665 for help.


SALES TAX

Items sold and shipped within the state of Texas are subject to sales tax.

100% of the Museum Store proceeds benefit the Houston Museum of Natural Science's educational programming.

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