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After Hours Programs

Find out what happens at the Museum after the sun goes down! Enjoy a fun-filled evening of hands-on activities and scavenger hunts before settling down to sleep among the exhibits. Learn more about our After Hours add-ons, such as Labs or Outreach, in our School Year Programs Guide!

Hours and Pricing

**Spring Break Hours** Explore even more! During spring break, we're open for an extra hour. March 9–17 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Free Thursday on March 14 will be from 3–6 p.m. **Spring Break Hours**   Regular Hours Monday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibitions Monday- Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last entry to special exhibits at 4:30 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE: Average museum visit takes 2 hours or more. Giant Screen Theatre Monday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00…

Planetarium/Discovery Dome Operator

Position:                             Planetarium/Discovery Dome Operator Employment Status:         Part Time Reports to:                         VP, Astronomy & Physics Department:                      Astronomy Position Overview: The Astronomy Department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is looking for a Discovery Dome operator to set up and run the portable Discovery Dome. This person will also be trained to run the Burke Baker Planetarium if needed. Responsibilities Include (But Are Not Limited To): Transport, set up, and operation of the Discovery Dome. Working with teachers at…

Entomology Internship

2019 Summer Internship in Entomology Cockrell Butterfly Center Houston Museum of Natural Science Where:  The Cockrell Butterfly Center, located within the Houston Museum of Natural Science, includes a free-flight rainforest display for live butterflies, an insect zoo containing over 35 species of arthropods, and three 1000 sq. ft. greenhouses used for rearing plants and butterflies. Candidate qualifications:  The internship is open to college or university students specializing in entomology or biology with an entomological emphasis.  Ideally applicants should have completed…

Horticulture Internship

 HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP, Summer 2019 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Cockrell Butterfly Center Sponsored by The Garden Club of Houston The Cockrell Butterfly Center, located within the Houston Museum of Natural Science, is one of the premier exhibits of live butterflies in the country.  Although butterflies from around the world are the main attraction, the plant background is of major importance.  The center's theme is a tropical rainforest, featuring over 300 different species of flowering and foliage plants. In…

Wildlife Intern Summer 2019

SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP Wildlife Intern Houston Museum of Natural Science Salary:                        Starting at $9.00 per hour Hours:                        35 hours/week (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4p.m.) Dates:                         May 28, 2019–August 16, 2019 Mandatory Training Session: May 11, 2019 8 a.m. Eligibility Current full time undergraduate students as of Spring 2019 returning as a full time student in Fall 2019. Qualifications Interest in working in a museum and educational environment. Intern must have access to a reliable vehicle to perform the essential functions of…

Summer Camp Parking Garage Attendant

Salary: $7.50 per hour Hours: Seasonal Part Time, Up to 35 hours per week Two shifts daily, Monday -Friday 1st shift: 7 a.m.–11 a.m. and 2nd shift: 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Applicants can apply to work one shift per day or two shifts per day. 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. daily is off-time. Dates: June 3, 2019 – August 16, 2019 Shifts available the weeks of June 3-7, June 10-14, June 24-28, July 1-3, July 15-19, July 22-26, August 5-9, and August 12-16…

Summer Camp Camper Health Coordinator

Salary: $8.50 per hour Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday -Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm) Dates: May 28, 2019 – August 16, 2019 Supervisor: Scott Stevenson, Director of Summer Camp at HMNS, 713.639.4651, sstevenson@hmns.org The Summer Camp at HMNS Camper Health Coordinator Intern must be organized, detail-oriented, reliable and ready to ask questions. The Intern must be able to meet required deadlines and maintain an up to date database of camper health records throughout the Summer Camp program. The Intern will be supervised and mentored…

Free Thursdays

Enjoy the museum on any budget. On Thursdays from 2pm – closing*, HMNS offers free museum hours in our permanent exhibit halls. Ticket sales for special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and Burke Baker Planetarium are also offered at a discounted price! The best way to explore the museum for free any time is with a museum membership! Members always get into our permanent exhibit halls for free and have access to discounted pricing on the…

Gallery Attendant

The Gallery Attendant position welcomes individuals who have an interest in science and history, outgoing, friendly, happy, upbeat, a personality who enjoys—and is capable of—proactively engaging visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds in conversation about the museum galleries. Overall, our Gallery Attendants assist guests in any way we can to ensure a fun and educationally enlightening visit. The duties of this positions include but are not limited to: Protect museum exhibition artifacts from vandalism and theft Interact with visitors…

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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