Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebration: Earth

HMNS Earth Day 2021

Large Earth sculpture hangs in an event space.

An Annual Event by HMNS

The concept of Earth Day was envisioned in 1970 by conservationists who were passionate about preserving the Earth and the environments we all inhabit. Since then, the day has inspired volunteers and citizen scientists to work together to promote conservation.

This big blue marble that we call home is much too important to relegate to one day. That’s why HMNS is celebrating Earth Day all month long with special exhibits, tours and activities that raise awareness about the issues affecting our environment and what we can do to continue to protect the Earth.

Tell us how you’re celebrating Earth Day this year! 

We’d love to share how our visitors are supporting conservation. Fill out this form to tell us about the projects and ways you’re caring for our planet this month. We might even share your story in an upcoming email or social media post!

HMNS Hermann Park

Wortham Giant Screen Theatre & Burke Baker Planetarium featured films Exclusive Giant Screen films “Into America’s Wild” and “Great Barrier…

In The Community

This year, we're partnering with community organizations that support conservation and environmental initiatives around the city of Houston and beyond.…

Support HMNS Celebration Earth

Support Us Programs like these are only possible through our generous supporters. If you’d like to make a contribution to…

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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