Learn About The Natural World & The Unique Creatures Who Inhabit It. 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.
Mechanics of Flight (September at HMNS and September 24th in Sugar Land) – Prodigious plumage isn’t enough to take flight. Study not only feathers, but other adaptations animals use to fly.
Bear With Me (November at HMNS and November 19th in Sugar Land) – Learn about the Great 8 – the only 8 species of bear that are alive today, and explore their unique qualities that inspired characters like Yogi, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Smokey in this BEARy good lab.
Texas Wildlife (December at HMNS and December 10th in Sugar Land) – Learn about this beautiful state that supports everything from alligators, to songbirds, and even tarantulas.
Great Pretenders (February at HMNS and February 18th in Sugar Land) – Shakespearean actors have nothing on the dramatic flair some wildlife employ to evade capture. Even world famous opossums don’t have the best death scenes in the animal kingdom. Come to this lab to experience the theatrics of nature.
Keystone Species (March at HMNS and March 25th in Sugar Land) – By filling a particular niche in their environments, these animals have made themselves irreplaceable. Discuss predators, prey, and particularly strange keystone species in this lab.
Magnificent Mollusca (April at HMNS and April 22nd in Sugar Land) – What has a foot but no leg, jet propulsion but is not a rocket, and a beak but is not a bird?
Carnivorous Plants (May at HMNS and May 20th in Sugar Land) – Hungry, hungry, sundews? In an environment where other plants would die, carnivorous plants have adapted and thrive.