Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office Hours

Have a burning question? Need help with a particular subject area? Just want to talk shop with an HMNS educator?  HMNS is now offering Office Hours with our educators and docents! This program is designed for individual households, students, or small groups at a mutually agreed upon time, and is subject to availability.

To begin the scheduling process for Office Hours, submit a request below, and the Museum’s Education staff will contact you via email within 72 hours to confirm and organize your request. While we are happy to take requests, we cannot guarantee a specific educator.


30 minutes of time: $50 for non-members/ $30 for members

60 minutes of time: $90 for non-members/ $55 for members

Interested in virtual Labs? Check out our Virtual Individual Registration Lab page for more information about Lab opportunities!

How to Book

Office Hours Booking Request

Contact Information

Notes about a specific problem, project or topic to be discussed with HMNS Educator or Docent:

Anything else you would like us to know?

Once you book with us and select your program date, you’ll receive a Zoom* link to access your Office Hours at the agreed upon time and date.

*If you are unable to use Zoom, please let us know at the time of booking so we can find an alternate platform.

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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