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Wildlife on Wheels

Half Day - $425, Full Day - $525 - restrictions apply
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Live animals and real Museum specimens give students of all ages a unique, hands-on opportunity to dive into life science.

Explore The Basics Of Animal Life – With Live Animals! Featuring a wide variety of live animals and real Museum specimens, Wildlife On Wheels gives students a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of animal life. We offer five separate programs, each with a different emphasis.

Meet unusual animals and learn about their adaptations for survival, as you experience life science in a whole new way!

Details and Restrictions:

  • Capacity: Maximum of 30 students per presentation
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided. Hand washing immediately following the presentation is strongly encouraged.
  • For children ages Pre-K and younger, following the live animal presentation children will have an opportunity to touch one animal chosen by the presenter.
  • For more information on the CDC recommendations regarding contact with live animals, download this PDF.
  • There is a mileage fee for locations more than 20 miles from the Museum.
  • Presentations
    Tailored to grade-specific TEKS objectives.
    Before and After presentation curriculum available for each Program
  • Half Day: $425Maximum 3 hours, including up to 6 presentations
  • Full Day: $525Maximum 5 hours, including up to 8 presentations

Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add a program of Bugs On Wheels and Docents To Go: Oceans to try out the Animal Adaptations package! Or complement your presentation in Texas Wildlife with additional programs about monarch butterflies, Native Americans, and the stars over the Lone Star State with the Traversing Texas package!


Explore the structure of a rainforest, meet the unique animals who live there, and discover the abundant resources rainforests provide.…

Reptiles and Amphibians

From lizards to snakes and frogs to salamanders, explore these animals’ natural history, from prehistoric times to the present day.…


Get up close and personal with Earth’s largest animal group as you meet live insects, arachnids, mollusks, echinoderms, and more.…


Dive into the amazing world of vertebrates as you learn more about the five major groups and their distinguishing characteristics.…

Texas Wildlife

Investigate the variety of habitats in the Lone Star State and meet some of the animals that call Texas home.…

Venomous vs. Poisonous

Delve into a world of danger as you learn about venomous and poisonous animals, and the differences among their adaptations!…

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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