HMNS at Home


Bringing the Museum to You

We miss having you in our halls but are excited to offer digital museum experiences right in the comfort of your home. With school closures and people staying home, bringing science to you is more important than ever. Dive into our online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect with our social media and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.

We want to keep creating educational content for you. If you are able and would like to support our mission of science education, please consider making a donation.

Educational Videos

Inside HMNS

Browse behind-the-scenes videos.

Browse behind-the-scenes videos.

Browse behind-the-scenes videos.

Browse behind-the-scenes videos.

Science Concepts Explained

Browse science demonstration videos.

Browse science demonstration videos.

Browse science demonstration videos.

Meet at the Museum

Virtually, of course! Share a little science in your next team meeting or group hang with these Zoom virtual backgrounds.

Beyond Bones

Blogs Written by our Science Experts

Why You Might as Well Eat Cockroaches this Crawfish Season

Don’t Touch Me! Seven Native Texas Bugs that Should Not Be Handled

The Roche Limit: Why Does Saturn Have Rings? 

Color Me Carmine: Cochineal Bugs in our Food and Drink

How To Tutorials to Try at Home

How to Make Your Own Pet Squid

Chemistry in the Kitchen: The Science Behind Ice Cream

Create your own Ancient Egyptian Art Using Frontalism 

Browse Do It Yourself Tutorials

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Educational Activities

Printable HMNS Family Guide with letter scrambles, word searches and object finds (high-res version here)

Printable Coloring Pages based on animals, objects and insects in featured in our halls


Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Dinosaur Adventure

Explore the clues that prehistoric creatures left behind through the process of fossilization and learn how modern-day scientists interpret these clues.

A trip to the museum is not complete without a visit to the Museum Store!

Virtual Wildlife Safari

Learn the history of our country’s national parks and the conservation efforts being made along the Texas coast. See a variety of wildlife found in our diverse biomes feature in our wildlife halls – some even extinct!

A trip to the museum is not complete without a visit to the Museum Store!

Virtual World of Energy

Explore the world of Wiess Energy Hall through this Virtual Field Trip. Students will view the hall’s interactive screens and objects while learning about various forms of energy and how we interact with them in our daily lives.

A trip to the museum is not complete without a visit to the Museum Store!


The Wortham Giant Screen Streaming

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Virtual Museum

via Google Cultural Institute

The Land that Time ForgotExplore the virtual museum. 

Life and Death in Ancient EgyptExplore the virtual museum. 

Insect ZooExplore the virtual museum. 

Support Us

Your contribution matters more today than ever, as we strive to ensure that the museum is ready and able to welcome you back. Please GIVE TODAY to help support our mission of science education.

Resources from our Friends

Health in the Workplace from the American Alliance of Museums

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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.