Early Investigations

Calling all junior paleontologists, Egyptologists, and scientists of every sort: the Houston Museum of Natural Science has a program for you!

Consisting of an engaging classroom session and an interactive, guided tour of one exhibit hall, the Early Investigations program is 1.5 hours of enjoyable science enrichment! Students will handle real artifacts and specimens from our permanent halls, participate in crafts and science activities, and receive a take-home reminder of their day at HMNS. Come dig for fossils, design your own butterfly and have some fun at HMNS!

To book your Early Investigations program, click here. Just choose one of our 8 topics:

Programs options include:

  • Paleontology
  • Insect Zoo
  • Texas Wildlife
  • Under the Sea
  • Native North Americans
  • *Native Latin Americans
  • *Ancient Egypt
  • *African Culture and Wildlife

    (*appropriate for grades 2nd and 3rd)

Have a group over 100 people? Contact us for more booking options, including Early Childhood Development labs, at educationquestions@hmns.org.

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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