Learn about the natural world & the unique creatures who inhabit it.
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
Sensationally Slimy - (September)
Highly invasive or even endangered, amphibians are important environmental indicators. Interact with some slippery, squishy amphibians as you study this fascinating group of animals.
Radical Rainforest - (October)
Rainforests are the most biodiverse habitats on Earth. Peer through the layers of this mysterious world and discover some of the exciting animals who call it home.
Sights and Smells - (December)
It's predator versus prey as we examine the cues animals use to find their food.
Warning Signs - (February)
Not construction ahead or falling rocks, but how animals use spots and stripes as a visual display communicating their species, gender, and ferocity. Learn to read the signs from an animal's point of view.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race - (March)
Built to last, turtles and tortoises are some of Earth's most charming creatures. Amble on up as we take a close look at these Chelonians.
Tall Tails and Fantastic Fables - (April)
In many cultures, animals have been given multiple roles. From the sacred scarab beetle to the majestic buffalo, explore our relationships with animals both exotic and awe inspiring.
Dangerous Deserts - (May)
Meet some rugged animals as we explore life in this harsh environment.