Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Southwestern Energy Earth Science Labs

To schedule a lab, please contact educationquestions@hmns.org
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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

Volcanoes (October at HMNS) – Magma or lava? Explosive or effusive? Explore the types of volcanoes and discover some historic eruptions in this class!

Crystallography and Crystal Formation (February at HMNS and February 25th in Sugar Land) – From salt to snowflakes, crystals are an important part of geology. Discover the importance of crystal structure and how they are formed!

Compost, What Is It Good For? (April at HMNS) – Explore what compost is all about! Determine what every compost pile needs to turn food scraps and yard waste into nutrient rich soil!

Hurricanes (May at HMNS and May 20th in Sugar Land) – It’s hurricane season! Learn about these powerful storms, how they form and how to prepare for them in this whirlwind class.

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

Hours
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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