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Bringing a group to HMNS or HMNS Sugar Land? Explore science, nature and history in our interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment.

Each lab lasts one hour and accommodates up to 25 students. Labs cost range between $165 per lab and $200 (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls.

Dissection Labs
Featuring dissections for grades 5-10

  • Cosmopolitan Crawdads (September at HMNS and September 29th in Sugar Land) – Crayfish are found throughout the world in freshwater streams. Take an inside look at this crawling crustacean through dissection. Includes preserved crayfish dissection.
  • Aw, Rats…(October at HMNS and October 27th in Sugar Land) – Beavers, capybara and agoutis, oh my? More fascinating than fearsome, learn about the Rodent Family from the outside in. Includes rat dissection.
  • Spiny Yet Spineless (January at HMNS) – Enter the underwater world of an interesting echinoderm, the sea urchin, as you study these prickly wonders of the ocean. Includes sea urchin dissection.
  • The Eyes Have It (March at HMNS) – Blind spots, color blindness or myopia a problem? Come find out why as you take a peek at the eye and see how it functions. Includes eyeball dissection.
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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