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

ConocoPhillips Techno Science Labs feature interactive experiments for grades 1 - 8

Bringing a group toHMNS Sugar Land? Explore science, nature and history in our interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment.

Each lab lasts one hour and accommodates up to 25 students. Labs cost range between $165 per lab and $200 (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum's Permanent Exhibit Halls.

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Techno Science Labs

Optical Illusions
September 26 in Sugar Land
Investigate ambiguous pictures, impossible shapes, strobe effects and other amazing illusions.

Balancing Act
November 20 in Sugar Land
From levers and mobiles to leaning towers, explore the center of mass and find out why it matters.

December 18 in Sugar Land
Explore circular motion and discover which shapes are speediest.

Discovering Density
January 30 in Sugar Land
Discover how hot air balloons rise, why rocks sink, and what makes submarines go up and down.

Marvelous Mixtures
April 23 in Sugar Land
Investigate properties of solutions, colloids, alloys and other mixtures. 

Sound Science
May 22 in Sugar Land
Use tuning forks and tubes to investigate pitch, resonance and the science of music.


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