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Massive amethyst and citrine geodes taller than a person, jammed with gleaming purple and golden crystals, are displayed among an array of huge mineral specimens, intricately crystallized slices of petrified wood, and an incredible collection of fossils.

Explore some of Mother Nature’s most surprising wonders as you step into a cave illuminated by the rainbow-colored glow from fluorescent minerals in every size and color, including Willemite, Franklinite, Calcite and Esperite from the Franklin-Sterling Hill Mining District in New Jersey, known as the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World. The best and brightest fluorescent minerals in the world are found in this area.

Please help us to preserve our collections for the next generation by not using flash when taking personal pictures at HMNS and at HMNS Sugar Land. Exposure to strong lights over time causes fading and deterioration of most artifacts and specimens.

Flash photography is ONLY allowed in the Grand Hall and the rainforest of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Selfie sticks are not allowed anywhere in HMNS, HMNS Sugar Land and the George Observatory.

For press and any commercial photo shoots, please contact the Public Relations dept.

Located Here
HMNS at Sugar Land

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

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