The Social Scientist Catalog

Browse our complete catalog of 2020 adult education programming, including lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, classes and dining experiences.



From travel programs, to taste bud tripping, to behind-the-scenes tours and lectures, the museum’s Social Scientist program offers unique and engaging classes that will expand your mind and inspire you to discover the world around you.

HMNS strives to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all participants. If you are a ticketholder and require an accommodation for a disability, please contact at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Browse our complete catalog of 2020 adult education programming.

Distinguished Lectures

Talks by the World's Foremost Scientific Experts Early Birds! HMNS Members-Only discount for all tickets purchased at least one week…

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

There is more than meets the eye in the museum’s exhibition halls. Join us Behind-the-Scenes to delve deeper into the…

Hands-On Classes for Adults

New exciting classes are being unleashed in 2020! Minimum age is 15 years. DIY IRL - Do it yourself in…

Travel Program

Do you suffer from wanderlust? We have the cure! The HMNS Travel Program offers once-in-a-lifetime trips that only HMNS can…

Day Excursions

Road Trip! Venture into the field or behind the scenes in the lab with our curators and other experts for…

Cultural Feasts

Gastropologie! Explore food from a different perspective, and enjoy the fruits of your learning. Culinary history is the most delicious…

Energy Core

Need to energize your knowledge base? HMNS is your in-person and online go-to source for energy intel. Click here for…

Corporate Team Building

Mission Scenario In the year 2076, the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration.…

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