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 $200 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.
Ancient Writing (October at HMNS and October 28th in Sugar Land) – Explore the evolution of writing from pictograms to phonograms. Then experiment with recreating the tools used by the ancient scribes to create their work.
We Built This City (November at HMNS) – Investigate the ruins of ancient cities and what they can tell us. Then try your hand at ancient urban engineering as you develop a plan for your own city.
Egyptian Mummies (December at HMNS) – Discover the process of mummifying the dead in ancient Egypt. Then delve into the closely held secrets of the ancient embalmers as you prepare your own mummy for burial.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (January at HMNS and January 27th in Sugar Land) – Journey with us as we visit the wonders of the ancient world. Then investigate how numismatists helped piece together the story of these amazing creations by creating your own coin.
Roman Water (February at HMNS) – Journey to ancient Rome as we uncover the genius of the Roman aqueducts and what innovate features made them work. Then work in teams to design and create a working model.
Gallant Gladiators (March at HMNS and March 31st in Sugar Land) – The truth about gladiators may surprise you! Come uncover the facts about these ancient celebrities as we venture into the arena and meet the characters who fought on the sand.