Exhibit Closure : The Hall of Ancient Egypt on Floor 3 will be closed from May 3rd to June 7th
Deals and Specials at HMNS

HMNS Hermann Park

Earth Exhibits

Both included with permanent exhibit hall admission and always free for members.

Gaia – Earth by Luke Jerram
Now Open

Large Earth sculpture hangs in an event space.

Marvel at the beauty of our planet the way only astronauts can. Created by guest favorite Luke Jerram, this 23-foot diameter sculpture, floats above your head in our Glassell Hall.

State of Water: Our Most Valuable Resource
Now Open

Water is an essential resource for life, but its journey to your faucets is often taken for granted. Through striking photographs, artist Brad Temkin showcases the architecture behind the water systems we depend on every day.

Created by Brad Temkin and the Field Museum. Supported by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation.

Wortham Giant Screen Theatre & Burke Baker Planetarium featured films

Exclusive Giant Screen films “Into America’s Wild” and “Great Barrier Reef” will allow you to travel the planet from the comfort of your seat. Blast off to explore planetary science in a full dome experience in “Dynamic Earth” in the Burke Baker Planetarium. 

Shop our Museum Store during your visit for 10% off all Earth related items!


Excursion – Road Trip! Coastal Birding Mega Migration
April 02 | 10:00 AM |Running Time: 8 Hours

The Texas Coast is a top destination for birders from around the globe. Discover the numerous fascinating birds that can be seen on the Texas coast. Learn about avian ecology and behavior, as well as the natural history of this region. Many different types of birds will be seen — one highlight being the roseate spoonbill rookery. Whether this is your first or fiftieth birding trip, you will see and learn something new. Our guide on this journey is Ken Groue who will explain the ecology and biology of the migratory birds. We will visit two sites on High Island.

Virtual Plant Sale
April 10 | Online 

Image shows a in-focus Mexican sunflower—a bright orange red sunflower—in front of other pollinator plants being sold at the plant sale.

Build your own butterfly garden with help from our Cockrell Butterfly Center experts. Filling your garden with host plants, like native milkweed and pipevine is a great way to support our native pollinators and boost biodiversity in your own backyard.

Yoga under Gaia
April 15 | Member Exclusive Tickets Available via Online Box Office

Go with the yoga flow! Under the shadow of Gaia, you’ll feel your zen and nama-stay fit.

Sensory Friendly Event
April 24 | 8 – 10 a.m.

Guests with sensory sensitivities and their families are invited to Sensory Friendly Event with early entry beginning at 8:00am on April 24th.  

The City Nature Challenge
April 30 – May 3

It’s a “bio-blitz!” iNaturalist is an app where citizen scientists just like you can document and identify local wildlife in order to collect important data for biodiversity scientists. Contribute to the iNaturalist app from the grounds of the museum or your own backyard, and be counted toward Houston’s total for this special bio-blitz weekend.

Join us as we celebrate the nature in and around urban areas by documenting all the species we can find!  To learn more about the City Nature Challenge the museum will be offering a training event to get ready for the big event!

Bug watching with Brandon Ballengée
May 1

Join Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts artist in residence Brandon Ballengée for an evening of bug-watching at the “Love Motel for Insects” outside of the Cockrell Butterfly Center Houston Museum of Natural Science! We will look for nocturnal arthropods such as beautiful moths, bold beetles and other segmented critters that go bump in the night attracted to the ultraviolet lights of the sculpture!

Celebrate Earth with HMNS in the Great Outdoors
Available in the Museum Store

Adventure Box – Outdoors

Celebrate Earth Day at home by exploring the outdoors with this adventure box!

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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