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.
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Educator's Guide2019–2020 School Year

Educators & Students

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Bring learning to life with Education at HMNS!

At HMNS, our love of learning is evident in everything we do. We’ve got it all, from interactive labs for students to world-class exhibit halls to phenomenal films in our Burke Baker Planetarium and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.

Students of all grade levels and subject areas play an active role in their learning, whether they are delving into the depths of space in our Expedition Center, getting up close and personal with exotic animals through our Outreach Programs, or acting out the process of metamorphosis in the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

We hope that when you think of immersive, quality education, you think of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and we are proud to be a part of your educational toolkit.

Download the 2020–2021 Educator’s Guide.

Field Trips

Our goal is to make your experience with the Museum as simple, fun, and educational as possible. It’s easy to…

Expedition Center

A visit to the Expedition Center is a learning experience that engages students, transforming them into scientists, engineers or researchers…

Group Labs

Explore science, nature and history in our interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment! To book a…

Educational Resources

Learn more about all that HMNS has to offer for educators in the pages below! Find more educational content that…


Special Needs Students HMNS welcomes students of all abilities! If you have special needs students, please read the following tips…

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Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
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