Hall of Technology

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The recently opened Hall of Technology celebrates HMNS at Sugar Land’s 10th anniversary of operation and gives visitors a glimpse into four distinct, yet intertwined, areas of scientific interest: Chemistry, Energy, Geology and Salt.

Throughout the hall, groupings of highly interactive exhibit pieces provide a basic introduction to each topic, along with a look toward current day relevance and application.  Patrons can check their knowledge of basic chemistry theories, ponder the strengths and challenges of various sources of energy and examine the inner elements of a cellphone.  Salt, the unifying theme between the hall’s exhibits, was a natural choice because of the close proximity of salt domes to the museum, with one less than a mile to the east in the Avalon neighborhood.  This local “Texas tie” reinforces our belief that wonder sparks learning and exploration throughout a lifetime.

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.

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HMNS at Sugar Land

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


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