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Wildlife Labs

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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 $165 per lab and $200 (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls.

Wildlife Labs

  • Magnificent Madagascar (September at HMNS and September 29th in Sugar Land)
    This island sits off the coast of Africa and is a hotspot for biodiversity. Learn more about the strange inhabitants of this land.
  • Mountain Livin’ (November at HMNS and November 17th in Sugar Land)
    Meet the mountain climbers and find out how animals use these steep, harsh environments to their advantage.
  • Nature’s Revenge (December at HMNS and December 15th in Sugar Land)
    Don’t make them mad; these animals are equipped with toxins to fight back! Delve into the world of venomous and poisonous ani-mals, particularly those found in Texas.
  • Myrmecology (February at HMNS and February 23rd in Sugar Land)
    Ants! There are over 10,000 ant species. Become a myrmecologist for the day and discover ants that cooperate to form super colo-nies, set traps to capture prey, and even grow their own food!
  • Say what? (March at HMNS and March 30th in Sugar Land)
    Which creatures converse through subsonic booms? Can moths really “talk” to bats? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we explore how animals use and experience sound.
  • Pollution/Conservation (April at HMNS and April 27th in Sugarland)
    Small changes in an environment can have a big impact on wildlife. Discover the impact humans have had, both good and bad, as you explore the effects of pollutants.
  • Deep Sea Divers (May at HMNS and May 25th in Sugar Land)
    We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the ocean floor. These deep sea creatures are not from space, but with their fangs, transparent heads, built in lights and love of toxic chemicals, they sure are aliens!
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

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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