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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

Regular Summer Hours Sunday–Wednesday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Exhibitions Monday- Sunday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (last entry to special exhibits at 5:30 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE: Average museum visit takes 2 hours or more. Giant Screen Theatre Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (last show at 4:00 p.m. - no late entry) Planetarium Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (last show at 4:00 p.m. - no late…

An Evening for Educators: Shell Educators’ Preview featuring the Educator Event

Friday, October 4 | 4–9 p.m. FREE for Educators – Register Today! Start your evening at 4 p.m. with the Shell Educators’ Preview. Earn one hour of CPE credit while viewing our newest special exhibition, The Art of the Brick, and our newly renovated George W. Strake Hall of Malacology. HMNS' Educator Members will have an opportunity to speak to Tina Petway, the Associated Curator of Malacology during the Shell Educators' Preview. All attendees will enjoy light refreshments and have…

Data Entry/Member Event Associate

Position:                          Data Entry/Member Event Associate Department:                   Membership Department Employment Status:       Part Time Hourly/$8.50, 25-30 hours weekly Reports to:                      Director of Membership Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide staff assistance at all museum membership events, promotions and community outreach, including event setup and breakdown. Promote and process membership sales and renewals at member events. Primary functions include working all membership events on and offsite while promoting membership sales, auto renews and enrollment. Hours will be supplemented…

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…

Free Thursdays

Enjoy the museum on any budget. On Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 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…

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…

Sensory Sensitives and Autism Spectrum Disorders

The following resources are available to any and all visitors with sensory sensitivities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. Use the resources below to prepare for your museum visit or use them while you’re here to create an individualized museum experience for you and your family. Access HMNS App You can also download our Access HMNS app to use before, during, or after your visit. Access HMNS has social guides, a customizable schedule, communication icons, games, a sensory map, and tips for…

Daisy Girl Scouts

Daisy classes are designed for Scouts currently in Kindergarten or 1st grade. Each class is designed to earn the Scout an entire badge. Sessions will last two hours and will begin at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Note: a chaperone must stay with the Scout. Board Game Design Challenge - Daisies will explore the lives of famous inventors and create their own board game. Design a Robot - Create a robot that can solve everyday tasks. How Robots Move -…


Cadette classes are for Scouts in grades 6-8. Each participant will earn a complete badge by finishing the class. Sessions will last about two hours and will begin at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Cadette Classes are also available at HMNS at Hermann Park Spring Break Classes New this year, one-day classes (except for Environmental Science – 3 days) for Scouts BSA, Webelos and Girl Scouts! Avoid the Museum District traffic—take a Scout class during Spring Break at HMNS at…

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

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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