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Explore the world with HMNS!

Go on tour with HMNS! We plan educational trips to international destinations. Full itineraries for the following trips will be available soon.

Travel with HMNS in 2014 for an adventure of a lifetime!


Shelling Experience:
The Islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Coya Costa

October 11-15, 2015

This coastal adventure takes place on the Florida islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Coya Costa—the best shelling grounds of the continental U.S.—with Tina Petway, HMNS associate curator of malacology. On this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to beachcomb with an expert who will teach you tips for finding and identifying shells along the Gulf of Mexico, you will also encounter native wildlife—manatees, alligators, dolphin and birds—as well as beautiful tropical botanicals. Participants will learn about coastal and marine ecosystems and learn of the ecological factors that put these systems at risk.

$930 per person for HMNS Members, $1,130 per person for nonmembers.

New negotiated hotel rooms at $129 per night.

Price does not include lodging or transportation to/from Houston/Florida.

For complete itinerary, click here
To register, click here or call 713.639.4737



Jurassic Dinosaurs in Europe
Coming Soon

Visit famous Jurassic locales of Germany and Switzerland—including active private quarries not open to the public—and have the opportunity to keep fossils that you find. These sites have yielded the famous archaeopteryx and many of the specimens collected for HMNS’ new Morian Hall of Paleontology. The group will also tour “sauriermuseums” with local expert paleontologists.

More information will be available soon.  








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