Scouts


Scouting provides boys and girls self-confidence, ethics and values that will stay with them throughout their lives. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to assist Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure!

At Scouts@HMNS, we inject excitement and education in everything we do. In the words of Scout Programs Manager Michelle Connor:

“Each merit badge is educational. We enhance it; if need be we add to it, to explain what the requirement is… I want there to be a spark in even the most serious of merit badges. You’ve got to make something so that the kids are enjoying it. If they enjoy something, they’re learning it.”

The HMNS Scouting Program offers badge classes for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as enrichment field trips and events at HMNS facilities in Hermann Park, Sugar Land and Brazos Bend State Park, home of the George Observatory. Classes take place on Saturdays during the school year and in week-long day camps during the summer. For more information about badges, classes or events, click below!

And check out our School Year Programs Guide, with more information on education programs like Labs, Outreach, and Overnights!


School-Year Classes

Scout classes taking place from September through May will be offered on Saturdays and will cover requirements for one badge.…

Summer Classes

Summer Scouts will be offered in Monday-Friday week-long sessions. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. There…

Events

Beyond classes in the school year and summer, HMNS hosts events for Scouts at various times of year. Check out…


Badges On Demand

Can’t make it to a scheduled class? No problem! Get a group of at least 10 Scouts together, and you…

Scouts at Sugar Land

Earn your next merit badge, belt loop or pin with a little help from the Houston Museum of Natural Science…

Scouts at the Observatory

Scout programs at the George Observatory are highly popular and book fast!

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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