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Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

“I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!”

- James Hood, Show Creator

Meet James Hood

the artist behind Mesmerica...

James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer - especially with his work on the PanART hang, a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument, and for his collaborations with international animation artists.

His lengthy and varied musical resumé includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

Book Your Tickets...

What is Mesmerica?

This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above.

Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Mesmerica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Mesmerica tickets early, especially if booking groups.

Are there any promo codes?

Yes! We offer 10% off discounts for families, groups and returning guests.

When selecting your tickets look for the ‘Enter promo code’ button at the top. Discounts apply to the entire basket.

MESMERICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

MESMERICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

MESMERICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Mesmerica before

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please direct all customer service enquiries to our Mesmerica Box Office Team

All tickets are 100% refundable up to 30 days of the date of your event.

Our Customer Service Team aim to reply within 5 hours between the hours of 10am to 10pm (PT).

What are your Covid safety policies?

We believe doing our own independent risk assessment of each venue is crucial, so every week, we analyze statistics from reputable sources such as Georgia Tech and Washington State University, and use them to adjust our policy for each venue regarding mask use and safe occupancy levels.

Before each show you will receive an email confirming the policies in place for the show you are attending. If you are not comfortable with these our customer service team will gladly assist you moving your tickets to a later showing.

For further information, see our Covid Safety Guidelines

Show Times & Seating Schedule

30 minutes before showtime - Doors open for check-in
15 minutes before showtime - VIP Guests Early Access seating in dome
10 minutes before showtime - General Admission seating in dome


Mesmerica's run time is approximately 1 hr

Additional Venue Information

Please plan to arrive on time as due to darkness in the theater and safety concerns, there will be no late seating after the show starts or re-entry.

Seating is open & operated on a “first come first serve” basis; arrive early to have the best pick of the seating! Be aware the theater is equipped with fixed seats as well as a number of comfortable, padded folding chairs at the back of the theater.

There are no food or drinks offered at the venue but water bottles are allowed in the omnitheater.

Details for parking can be found below.

Venue Information

HMNS Outside

Houston Museum of Natural Science

As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and one of the most attended venues in Houston, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and a fascinating variety of permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition, the museum frequently presents traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics.

The Museum also maintains two satellite facilities: The George Observatory in Fort Bend County, which houses one of the largest telescopes in the country that is available for public viewing; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, which has exhibits on dinosaurs, mineralogy, live exotic frogs and more.

The Museum is a major science learning center with over a half million school children visiting annually, including every fourth grade and seventh grade class in the Houston Independent School District.

Burke Baker Planetarium

About the Burke Baker Planetarium

Opened in 1964, the Burke Baker Planetarium has presented astronomical programs to millions of visitors from school groups to the general public. The newly upgraded planetarium now features Digistar 6, the world’s leading digital planetarium software and projection system. The Digistar 6 system enables visitors to fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces, navigate asteroid fields, and watch the latest fulldome shows. You’ll discover something new every time you visit!

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

LOCATION

Burke Baker Planetarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas, 77030

PARKING

HMNS Garage (B) – Paid parking
Garden Center Lot C – Free 3 hour parking available
Houston Zoo Lots D, E, F, G, H – Free 3 hour parking available
Park Plaza Garage - Paid parking

Parking Rates:
Members ALL DAY: $10
Non members ALL DAY: $20

Houston Museum of Natural Science offers support in its aim to make the museum accessible to all visitors.

For more information please visit:

http://www.hmns.org/visit/accessibility/

Parking Map