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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

  • Season’s Greetings (October at HMNS) – Explore the earth’s rotation and orbit and discover how it affects our seasons on Earth!
  • Behind the Tides (February at HMNS and February 21st in Sugar Land) – Find out why the tides change throughout the day, and what celestial body is to blame.
  • Soil Layers and the Dust Bowl (April at HMNS) – Discover the layers of soil beneath our feet and see how these layers affected the Dust Bowl in the 1930s.
  • Mass Extinction (May at HMNS and May 22nd in Sugar Land) – Dive into a class on mass extinction events to discover some of the biggest exoduses of life and the theories behind them.
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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.