HMNS- HERMANN PARK, HMNS AT SUGAR LAND, AND THE GEORGE OBSERVATORY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, MAY 26. TONIGHT'S LECTURE CANCELLED: Tonight's lecture by Dr. Sylvia Earle has been cancelled. We will be processing refunds for all ticket holders.

HMNS and HMNS Sugar Land Weekday Labs and Labs on Demand 2014-2015

Our interactive labs feature Museum specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment. Students examine ancient objects, investigate technology, meet live animals or conduct scientific experiments depending on the nature of the lab booking. Each lab lasts one hour and includes admission to the Museum’s permanent exhibit halls for lab participants. New lab topics are available monthly.

Weekday Labs at HMNS

Time: 9:30, 11:00 and 1:00 
Dates: Select dates each month
Capacity: 25 students per lab
Cost: $165 per lab; $200 for Dissection Lab* 

Weekday Labs at HMNS Sugar Land

Time: 9:30, 11:00 and 1:00
Dates: Select Thursdays and Fridays monthly 
Capacity: 25 students per lab 
Cost: $165 per lab; $200 for Dissection Lab* 


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for labs?
Contact Matti Hammett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it any time after June 1st 2014 to schedule classes for next fall or spring. Don’t hesitate to contact me even if you feel like it is short notice to schedule a lab: We are usually capable of finding a time that works for everybody.

How do I register for additional venues such as special exhibitions and other paid experiences?
Matti Hammett will help you arrange any additional venues you may require.

When is payment due?
Fall semester payment is due by August 22, 2014 , and spring semester payment is due by December 5, 2014.To process payment, follow the instructions on the invoice you receive.  

Are there any other opportunities for labs other than the monthly offerings?
Yes! We have Labs on Demand. The cost for a Lab on Demand depends upon what your group would like to experience. Payment is due on the day of your scheduled visit. If you wish to pay prior to your visit, follow the instructions on the invoice you receive.

Our interactive Labs on Demand offer the instructor the opportunity to select the topic that best suits their students at any given time. Labs are one hour (excluding some Advanced Labs) and can accommodate up to 25 students.

Labs on Demand include entry to the Permanent exhibit halls for all students and their chaperones.
Topics include but are not limited to:

Physical science:  
Force and Motion
Light and Optics

History and Culture:
Ancient Egypt – To complement our new Egyptian exhibit hall
Ancient and Medieval History Topics
Classes based on current or past exhibitions

Animal Adaptations
Life Cycles

Earth Science:
Rock Cycle
Paleontology – including our new Fossil Shark Tooth Lab
Earth Systems Topics (moon phases, tides, water cycle, solar system)

Dissection* - please enquire regarding particular specimen availability:
Specimen dissections
Organ dissections

Do not hesitate to email or call to address your particular needs if you do not see them included on this list. We have lots of options to suit your specific needs.

Lab on Demand at HMNS and HMNS Sugar Land Locations

Time: Mutually agreed upon time
Dates: Mutually agreed upon date
Capacity: 25 students per lab

Lab Dependent • $200 – standard Lab on Demand
$250 – dissection Lab on Demand
$200-$450 – Advanced Lab Topics for High School

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