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.
Get Batty! (September at HMNS and September 23rd in Sugar Land) – Who runs the best pest control service in Houston? It might just be our bats! Get to know your neighbors as we learn about bats.
Tail Me About It (November at HMNS and November 18th in Sugar Land) – Pay attention to de-tails and study colorful, wagging, gripping animal tail adaptations.
Insect Classification (December at HMNS and December 16th in Sugar Land) – Find out why beetles aren’t bugs, why termites got a demotion, and why praying mantids are just fancy roaches.
Glorious Galapagos (February at HMNS and February 24th in Sugar Land) – Giant tortoises are just the start of the incredible flora and fauna of the Galapagos.
Backyard Birding (March at HMNS and March 30th in Sugar Land) – The Greater Houston area is a wonderful location for birding, much of which you can even do from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to identify your backyard species.
“Pests” Controlling Pests (April at HMNS and April 28th in Sugar Land) – They may be ugly (to some), but these animals protect our food and devour vectors of disease. Come to this lab to hear why you should welcome snakes, opossums and more around your home.
Sahara (May at HMNS and May 19th in Sugar Land) – Discover how wildlife survives, and even thrives, in the world’s largest desert that can reach temperatures over 130°F; and do it all from the comfort of an air conditioned classroom!