The Burke Baker Planetarium at HMNS – Hermann Park will be closed through September 4. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join us for Eagle Week this Spring Break at HMNS

Why choose HMNS?

Scouts will use museum’s resources, explore exhibit halls and conduct hands on experiments in working to complete all BSA Merit badge requirements. Our classes are taught by are experts and professionals in their field. Our goal is for all Scouts to gain the greatest understanding possible of their badge subject upon full completion of the class.

Each class meets from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Wednesday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available. All classes are targeted to fulfill the requirements outlined by Boy Scouts of America for Merit Badges. Merit Badge classes are taught by counselors registered with BSA.

Before registering for Scout classes, review the Important Information document for the class. Click on the class names in the list below.

Classes Offered:

Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Environmental Science

Class Times:

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
*All Classes are 5 hours including an hour lunch break


$75 Members
$95 Non Members


Those attending should bring a lunch or can arrange for McDonalds’s delivery (located in the museum). Scouts will not be able to leave to purchase lunch.


Scouts@HMNS has an open door policy - parents and Troop leaders are welcomed to stay and sit in on any class. 


Scouts should wear their Class B uniforms, Class A uniforms should be worn on field trips.

Important Information:

These documents must be reviewed before registering for a Scouts@HMNS class. Each document will include a class description, registration process, frequently asked questions, special instructions, field trip information & permission slips, and required health forms.

Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Environmental Science

Eagle Required Badges:Information for Leaders 

HMNS offers three badges that are required for the rank of Eagle. The following documents explain how the classes will meet each of the requirements.

Citizenship in the Community Leader Information
Citizenship in the Nation Leader Information
Environmental Science Leader Information

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To get to the online box office, click on the class date/time from the list below. Then click Purchase Ticket. In the Box Office, click Sign In and create account or log in. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class description boxes shaded grey are sold out.

Refund Policy

We will issue a full credit/refund if you drop up to 2 weeks before the date of the class. No refund/credit will be given for less than a 2 weeks notice. You may transfer your reservations to another scout within two weeks of the class.


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