The Burke Baker Planetarium at HMNS – Hermann Park will be closed through September 5. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Bring the Wonders of HMNS To You!

During a Docents To Go outreach presentation, a trained HMNS docent will visit your school or organization with real Museum artifacts and specimens! Each 45-minute session is a hands-on interactive experience.

Choose from a wide variety of topics in science, natural history and culture – custom presentations with a combination of themes may also be created to fit your group’s needs.

Experience the Museum in a new and unique way with a visit from Docents To Go!

Topics Available:

Ancient Egypt (Grade 3 - adult)
From mummies to the pyramids, experience amazing architectural and cultural aspects of Ancient Egypt.

Energy (Grade 3 - adult)
Exciting demonstrations explore the remarkable forms of energy we encounter every day.

Insects (Grades PK-3)
Investigate Earth’s most abundant forms of life and their marvelous characteristics.

Native Americans (Grade 1 - adult)
Discover the inventive and resourceful lifestyles of North America’s earliest human residents.

Oceans (Grades PK-5)
Dive into Earth’s largest ecosystem and examine intriguing examples of diverse ocean life.

Paleontology (Grade 1 - adult)
Learn how living organisms are transformed into fossils and discover what fossils reveal about prehistoric life.

Rocks and Minerals (Grade 3 - adult)
Explore the fascinating characteristics of the most important building blocks of Earth’s crust.

Texas Wildlife (Grade 1 - adult)
Generate an appreciation for the amazingly varied creatures with which we share our state.


Booking Docents To Go? Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
Complement your Astronomy presentation with a journey to outer space in the Discovery Dome and the all-new Science Start: Space in the Space Exploration package! Continue your study of animals with Wildlife On Wheels and Bugs On Wheels programs in the Animal Adaptations package!

Rock your geology objectives by complementing your program with Earth’s Wild Ride in the Discovery Dome and a Chevron Earth Science On Wheels Know Your Rocks program in the Geology Jam package!

Continue your study of Texas with the Traversing Texas package! This includes programs on Texas wildlife, migration patterns, energy resources (available Fall 2015), and a look at the starry night sky above the Lone Star State.

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Cost: $100 per 45-minute presentation
Capacity:Approximately 40 audience members per presentation
Distance: Dependent on presenter availability and time of program

Presenations are tailored to age level and setting.


Help Us Bring Science To Schools!

Docents to Go programs are led by the Museum’s volunteer docents. Visit the Volunteers section of our web site for more information on becoming a Volunteer!

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