All of our facilities are closed now through April 30.
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We have a Field Trip scheduled – can we still come?
In an abundance of caution and in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19, all HMNS locations will be closed until Thursday, April 30th . You can contact us via email at for questions regarding rescheduling your reservation.

Will HMNS contact our school since the museum is closed?
Yes, our Field Trips Department will contact each school affected via email and will help reschedule your trip for a future date. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Is the museum still booking summer field trips?
Yes, click here to fill out a booking form to be sent to our Field Trips Department and one of our Sales Assistants will be in contact with you.

If we had an outreach program scheduled while the museum is closed, can we reschedule? 
Yes! If you had an outreach program scheduled to take place this school year, we will work with you to reschedule for the Fall Semester. Our Outreach Coordinator will be in touch with each group to provide you with options. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email

Does HMNS have any resources that can be used at home?
Yes! Stay connected with the Museum through our online collection, social media and our HMNS at Home webpage. HMNS will be sharing fresh content over the coming weeks that we hope will make social distancing a little easier.

Join our Educator email list for updates and additional resources.

What is HMNS doing to keep the building clean?
As a public institution with many thousands of visitors daily, we always take hygiene/cleanliness very seriously, it is part of our normal operations to clean and disinfect all public areas before we open, throughout the day, and after we close.


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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

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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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