The Museum of Natural Science

The Nutcracker

'The Nutcracker' Arrives to the
Houston Museum of Natural Science

by Jacquari Harris
| November 30, 2020 11:06 pm CST

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is kicking off the Christmas season with a whimsical dance production that Houstonians have enjoyed for years.

From Dec. 5 through Jan. 3, 2021, The Nutcracker: Larger than Life will play on the big screen of the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre inside of the museum. The newly renovated theater will be a new way to experience The Nutcracker, but due to COVID-19, the producers had to offer a safer way to watch the ballet.

“The museum is elated to be able to bring a sense of normalcy to Houstonians of all ages with this presentation of The Nutcracker: Larger than Life on our giant screen,” says HMNS President and CEO Joel A. Bartsch. “In such a tumultuous and historic year, it’s important to continue traditions, even if they look a little different.”

Tickets to The Nutcracker: Larger Than Life are $15 each for members; $18 for adults and children. Visit for details. 

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