HMNS at Hermann Park
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Time Labs

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Travel Through History In Time Labs. 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.

Time Labs

  • Mongol Empire (October at HMNS)
    Come ride with the Mongols! In less than 80 years, a small band of warriors grew to an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Danube River.
  • Charlemagne (November at HMNS)
    Come explore with the King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor of the West. Delve into the wonder that was the Carolingian Renaissance.
  • The Black Death (December at HMNS)
    In 1348 Genoese sailors brought the Black Death to Europe from Asia. Explore the effects this plague had on the lives and cultures of Medieval Europe.
  • History of the Horse and Man (January at HMNS and January 26th in Sugar Land)
    Humans have a 6000 year history with the horse and only 100 years with the automobile. Come discover what makes this historical relationship so important.
  • Timbuktu (February at HMNS)
    Discover this West African city, long synonymous with the uttermost end of the Earth, that was a center of Islamic scholarship under several African empires, was home to a university that helped the spread of Islam throughout Africa.
  • Inventions of Imperial China (March at HMNS and March 31st in Sugar Land)
    China’s long history saw the emergence of many important inventions such as paper and movable type. Come delve into the many wonders of Imperial China!
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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