HMNS at Hermann Park
The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be closed to the public Saturday, February 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Meet Your Outreach Presenters


Meet our awesome team of expert educators that works hard to bring the wonders of the Museum straight to you.


Greta Brannan

Ever since a 5th grade field trip, Greta has been enthralled by HMNS. She joined the Museum in 2012 as…

Russell Hinote

Russell volunteers for Docents To Go and is also an instructor in the Scouts@HMNS Program through the HMNS Education Department.…

Celeste Poorte

After studying biology at UT, Celeste worked a variety of jobs reflecting her love for nature. She was hired on…


Kelli Lozada

Kelli began at HMNS as a volunteer for overnight programs in 2005 as a high school freshman. In 2011, she…

Lauren Williamson

Lauren joined the Cockrell Butterfly Center in 2010 as a Butterfly Entomologist. She keeps the butterfly center fully stocked with…

Melissa Hudnall

Ever since she held a tarantula for the first time, Melissa knew this was the job for her. Aside from…


Soni Holladay

Soni is the Greenhouse Manager and Horticulturist for the Cockrell Butterfly Center. She loves to spread enthusiasm for butterfly gardening.…

Christine Battan

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, Christine began working with HMNS and its education animals in 2003. Her skills…

Bob Joyce

When Bob retired, he found plenty of opportunities at HMNS to share the wonders of science with others in the…


Nancy Greig

Nancy has been the director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center since 1994. Rainforests are her favorite habitat, so teaching about…

Kelsey Friedemann

Kelsey is a presenter for several outreach programs, assists with overnight programs, and coordinates family events at HMNS. She says…

Erin Mills

As Entomologist for the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Erin has been caring for the Museum’s live arthropod collection for 10 years.…


Julia Russell

Julia began at HMNS in 2008 and fell in love with the nerdy museum environment. She teaches labs and outreach,…

Sahil Patel

After growing up at HMNS and spending years as a Museum camper, volunteer, and summer employee, Sahil was hired full-time…

Carolyn Leap

Carolyn created the ConocoPhillips Science on Stage program in 2005 and has worked as a teacher at HMNS since 2002.…


Ryan Pool

Ryan has always been fascinated with insects since he was young, often being distracted by butterflies during little league sports.…

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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