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

Our Earth Science Labs explore everything Earth – from the depths of the ocean to our place in space.

Bringing a group to HMNS or HMNS 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.

If your group is interested in scheduling a lab please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Earth Science Labs

Layers of the Atmosphere (October at HMNS and October 23 in Sugar Land)
Let’s take it from the top! In this lab, we’ll explore the layers of the earth’s atmosphere, and discuss how altitude, pressure and temperature change in our atmosphere.

Layers of the Earth (February at HMNS and February 26 in Sugar Land)
Journey to the center of the earth? Of course! We’re going to explore everything from the core to the crust and all those layers in between.

Layers of the Ocean (April at HMNS and April 29 in Sugar Land)
Take a journey into the depths of the ocean! Learn about the layers of the ocean and the pressures it creates for the living and nonliving things in each layer.

Land forms: Part 2 (May)
In the second series of our Landforms lab, we’re examining our waterways. Follow our water from spring to shore!

Sign Up For
Our Newsletter
Join Us
On Facebook
Follow Us
On Twitter

© 2015 Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston Texas 77030
Information/Tickets: 713.639.4629
Contact Us · Privacy Policy