Memorial Day Weekend at HMNS at Hermann Park
The museum will have extended hours May 27 through 29 and will be open until 6 pm.

Awesome Arachnids

Half Day - $425, Full Day - $525 - restrictions apply
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Furry tarantulas, scary scorpions, creepy vinegaroons and more will help students get to better know these awesome eight-legged creatures.

Bugs On Wheels: Awesome Arachnids presents a variety of incredible creatures from the world of eight legs!

Much like insects, arachnids are everywhere, but they are one of the most misunderstood classes of animals that exists today. Most people are familiar with spiders, but our entomologists will introduce you to the rest of the family!

Discover the major types of arachnids through up-close experiences with live and preserved specimens, while learning about their amazing adaptations and defenses.

Find out what a tarantula feels like, see a scorpion change color, or get to know a vinegaroon, when you have our arachnids come to visit!


Download TEKS-based curriculum below.

These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.


Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to have the Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, energy resources (available in Fall 2015), and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!
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

Hours
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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