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.

Nature Series


HMNS at Sugar Land is excited to offer educational and fun nature programs with our in-house nature experts, for people of all ages.  Check our calendar often to see what’s in store.

Family Programs: Visiting us with your family? Get in touch with nature with our family programs, perfect for all ages. You’ll discover something new together and participate in a fun activity or craft.

Lectures, Hikes, and Workshops: Spend some of your day or evening with us and learn a new skill, get in touch with your creative side, and discover things you never knew about nature. These beginner-level experiences are designed for the urban dweller who is looking to re-connect with nature. Experiences are for ages 12 and up.

Nature Story Time: Have kids at home during the week? Bring them to HMNS at Sugar Land for a fun and educational nature story time with Ms. Erin the Entomologist. We’ll read a story, meet some cool live animals, and complete an exciting hands-on activity. Nature Story Time is for children of all ages. Morning sessions suggested for children ages 2-5.  Afternoon sessions suggested for children ages 6-12

Friday Fun: Meet nature expert Erin Mills on Fridays in September in the garden or by the Bug Zoo.  You’ll get to explore up close, and learn new ways to connect with nature.   If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Fridays 10:00-4:00

Thursday, September 9
Nature Story Time: In the Desert
10:00, 11:00, 2:00, and 3:00
It’s SO HOT here in Southeast Texas, almost as hot as it is in the desert. Learn about how plants and animals adapt to conditions in the desert, meet some real desert dwellers, and learn about how they survive. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Friday, September 10
Friday Fun
10:00-4:00
September theme: Butterfly Watching – Meet nature expert Erin Mills on Fridays in September in the garden to explore and spot butterflies, caterpillars, and other beneficial garden residents. If you have questions about pollinator gardening, this is a great time to visit.  Included with general admission.

Wednesday, September 15
Workshop: Creating a Succulent Garden
2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm
Beat the heat of the summer indoors while you learn all about Succulents, what they are, what they need to survive, and other fun facts! Choose from a variety of succulents to create your own unique succulent garden to take home. Experience is for ages 12 and up.

Thursday, September 16
Nature Story Time: Native Bug Hunt
10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00
Let’s learn about some of the bugs that can be found here and meet some live specimens. We’ll explore the garden and see what bugs we can catch and observe. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Friday, September 17
Friday Fun
10:00-4:00
September theme: Butterfly Watching – Meet nature expert Erin Mills on Fridays in September in the garden to explore and spot butterflies, caterpillars, and other beneficial garden residents. If you have questions about pollinator gardening, this is a great time to visit.  Included with general admission.

Located Here
HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


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