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Southwestern Energy Earth Science Labs

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Our Earth Science Labs, generously supported by Southwestern Energy, Explore Everything Earth – From The Depths Of The Ocean To Our Place In Space.
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 $200 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.

Earth Science Labs, generously supported by Southwestern Energy

  • Bright Side of the Moon (October at HMNS) – Explore the phases of the moon and find out what causes it to wax and wane over the course of a month.
  • Plate Tectonics (February at HMNS and February 22nd in Sugar Land) – From Pangaea to the present, the continents have shifted over time because of movement of underneath the earth’s crust. Discover tectonic plates and how they shift a little bit every year!
  • Tornado Alley (April at HMNS) – Join us in this whirlwind of a class to find out more about tornadoes, how they form, and where we can find them in the United States!
  • Making (Seismic) Waves (May at HMNS and May 24th in Sugar Land) – Explore seismic waves and the destruction left behind by earthquakes. Learn about how scientists predict them and what causes this natural disaster.
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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