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Dissection Labs

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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 $20 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.

Dissection Labs*

Featuring dissections for grades 5-10.

The Eyes Have It (September at HMNS and September 24th in Sugar Land) – Blind spots, color blindness, or myopia a problem? Come find out why as you take an inside look at the eye and see how it functions. Includes eyeball dissection.

Colossal Calamari (October at HMNS and October 29th in Sugar Land) – Learn about internal and external anatomy of a common cephalopod, the squid through dissection. Learn how the squid differs from other mollusk in this inky dissection. Includes squid dissection.

Movers and Shakers (January at HMNS) – How do you move? In this class you earn about muscle and bone structure and function. Find out what your muscle are made of! Includes chicken foot dissection.

Legless and Loving It! (March at HMNS) – Learn about snake adaptations through internal and external exploration. Learn how their body form is adapted to many different environments. Includes snake 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

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Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
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