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!


A NOLA Road Trip Like No Other!
New Orleans Culinary Insider Tour
October 17-19, 2014

Explore the flavors and history of New Orleans cuisine featuring access to the city’s iconic kitchens and chefs on this culinary adventure with Danny Trace, executive chef at Brennan’s of Houston, formerly of New Orleans; mixologist Richard Middleton, also of Brennan’s; and culinary historian Merrianne Timko. This trip is planned by the Houston Museum of Natural Science with Brennan’s of Houston.

$795 per person for HMNS Members, $995 per person for nonmembers

Price does not include lodging.

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



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

April 12-16, 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.

$945 per person for HMNS Members, $1,145 per person for nonmembers

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


Israel: The Heritage and The Hope
November 1 to 13, 2014 

Experience the Holy Land’s unmatched history, archaeological treasures and religious cultures. Visit Jerusalem’s iconic sites—Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount, Al Aqsa, Western Wall, Arab markets. The group will also tour the biblical sites of Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Galilee, Capernaum, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. You will witness the strikingly majestic deserts, rolling hills and picturesque coastlines, and visit the fortress of Masada built by King Herod and Qumran, where the “Dead Sea Scrolls” were transcribed and preserved in caves. Exclusive lectures with journalists, writers and experts are part of the itinerary. An optional extension is available to Jordan to visit the ancient metropolis of Petra, cut into the desert’s red sandstone cliffs.

Click here for full itinerary and registration information.







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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