Easter Weekend Hours HMNS at Hermann Park

Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, 9am-6pm | Sunday, April 21, 11am-6pm

Summer Scout Program Catalog

Explore the wide variety of merit badges and adventure badges available during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS.



Priority membership registration begins for Family level and above, Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Registration for the General Public begins: Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

The 2019 Summer Scouts Catalog is available here.

The 2019 Summer Scouts Registration form is available here.

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 will be three weeks of classes at HMNS at Hermann Park and three weeks of classes at HMNS at Sugar Land. Note: the week of the Fourth of July in Sugar Land will shortened to four three days of classes (Monday-Wednesday, July 1-3). Also, we are offering special one day classes on Monday, August 12, 2019 and Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Sugar Land Museum.

This year’s Summer Scouts program is offering the following classes:


All About Cars (Auto Maintenance and Traffic Safety), Be Prepared (Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fire Safety, and Safety), Capture Light (Art, Graphics Art, and Photography), Citizenship in the Community and American Heritage (Eagle), Citizen of the Nation and World (Citizenship in the Nation and Citizenship in the World), Code Talkers (Communications and Signs, Signals, and Codes), Communications (Eagle), Death by Natural Causes (Medicine, Public Health, and Reptile and Amphibians), Designing Your World (Architecture and Landscape Architecture), Digital World (Digital Technology and Programming), The Environment (Environmental Science and Soil and Water Conservation), Environmental Science (Environmental Science), Family Life (Eagle), The Final Frontier (Astronomy and Space Exploration), Law and Order (Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, and Law), Personal Management (Eagle), Planes, Trains, and Submarines (Aviation, Oceanography, and Railroading), The Power of Engineering (Electricity, Engineering, and Nuclear Science), Robot Inventors (Inventing and Robotics), Strategy and Exploration (Chess, Game Design, and Geocaching), That’s Entertainment (Animation, Movie Making, and Radio), Your Community and Heritage (American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, and Genealogy).


Wayfaring Webelos (Build It, First Responder, Game Design, Tech Talk Nova Award and Webelos Walkabout), All About Webelos (Art Explosion, Aware & Care, Build a Better World, Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Moviemaking), Webelos Science Explorer (Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks, Engineer, Into the Wild, and Into the Woods)


Bear Facts (Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Marble Madness, and Robotics), Bear Necessities (Fur, Feathers, and Ferns, Forensics, Marble Madness, Roaring Laughter, and Robotics)


Terrific Tigers (Tigers in the Wild, Good Knight, Stories in Shapes, Sky is the Limit, and Tiger Tales)


Wolf Pack (Adventures in Coins, Air of the Wolf, Code of the Wolf, Cubs Who Care, and Finding Your Way), Wolf Tracks (Call of the Wild, Council Fire Duty to Country, Paws on the Path, Digging in the Past, and Motor Away)


Bionic Brownies (Think like a Programmer Journey, Programming Robots badge, Designing Robots badge, and Showcasing Robots badge), Breathe Journey (Breathe Journey), Cyber Brownies (Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Safeguards, Cybersecurity Investigator, Computer Expert, and Household Elf), Cadette Career Carousel (Comic book artist, First Aid, New Cuisines badge, Screenwriter, and Special Agent), Cadette Coder (Think like a Programmer Journey, Programming Robots badge, Designing Robots badge, and Showcasing Robots badge), Designing Daisies (Think like an Engineer Journey, Model Car Design Challenge, Roller Coaster Design Challenge, and Board Game Design Challenge), Junior Tech (Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Safeguards, Cybersecurity Investigator, Entertainment Technology, and Space Science Investigator), Mechanical Juniors (Think like an Engineer Journey, Balloon Car Design Challenge, Crane Design Challenge, Paddle Boat Design Challenge)

Scout Permission Form

Scouts going on a field trip stated in the class description, will need a completed and signed permission slip, available here, to attend.

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in field trips without a completed Permission Slip.  

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing Permission Slip.  

Health Form


A completed HMNS Scout Health Record Form or a BSA Part B Health form must be on file with the Scout Office prior to each scout beginning class. If a scout is participating in more than one week of class, the Scout Health Record Form must be submitted for the first class, but duplicate copies are not needed for the following classes.

  • Complete the Scout Health Record Form, available here and within the information document for each class.
  • Completed Scout Health Record Forms must be brought on the first day of class, faxed to 713-639-4681, emailed as an attachment to scouts@hmns.org, OR mailed or dropped off to:
    • Scouts@HMNS
      Houston Museum of Natural Science
      5555 Hermann Park Drive
      Houston, TX 77030-1799

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in class activities without a completed Scout Health Record Form on file on the first day of class

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing or incomplete Scout Health Record Form.

Summer Scouts Lunch Options

Houston Museum of Natural Science main museum location in Hermann Park:

We are thrilled to have Sodexo as our partner providing new dining options at the Houston Museum of Natural Science main museum location. Sodexo is introducing Catering by Periodic Table which will include limited box lunch options from the Periodic Table Café and Burger King™. For Scouts attending the main museum location in Hermann Park you can order a lunch with Catering by Periodic Table or bring a lunch from home.

  • To order a lunch for your child from Catering by Periodic Table at the main museum location, place the order online with Catertrax at http://hmnscatering.misofic.net, by calling 713-900-5095, or by placing an order in person at the Periodic Table Cafe. Orders must be placed before 10:15 a.m. Order information and menu options are available at the scouts@HMNS website (www.hmns.org/education/scouts/), or on site at HMNS Hermann Park.

Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

For Scouts attending the HMNS Sugar Land location you can order a lunch with Chick-Fil-A™ or bring a lunch from home. All Chick-Fil-A™ Orders for the entire week must be placed in person on Monday before 10:15 a.m. with the Chick-Fil-A™ representative at HMNS Sugar Land.

  • To order a lunch from Chick-Fil-A™ at the Sugar Land location, a Chick-Fil-A™ representative will be available at HMNS Sugar Land on Monday mornings from 9 – 10:15 a.m. Orders are cash only. Please note: McDonalds™ and Park Grill lunches are not available for classes taking place at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Download the Chick-Fil-A order form.
  • Scouts are not permitted to purchase a lunch during supervised lunchtime at either location.
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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