Member Appreciation Month


A cartoon pterodactyl smiles and outstretches its wings. The text reads "We love our members this much! September is Member Appreciation month!

When you become a member, you join a community of science lovers who actively help us achieve our mission of enhancing the knowledge and delight of natural science! Now, we want to show you just how much you mean to us.

We’re celebrating members all month long. With a slate of virtual and in-person events, we’re showcasing some of our favorite things at the museum, offering members deeper discounts than ever and engaging, interactive activities for the entire family. Join as we explore the cosmos, grow something new and travel all around the world and back in time. Become a member today!

Membership Appreciation Calendar

All September long, save 20% OFF in the Museum Store and take an extra $5 OFF the membership discount on The Social Scientist virtual programs.

Printable Membership Appreciation Calendar
*Please note, the Virtual Plant Sale is sold out, and online orders are now closed.

*Virtual Yoga Under Mars on Sept. 22 rescheduled due to inclement weather. New date TBD. 

Out of this World Weekend

Planetarium Showing: Tales of Time Traveler
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 5 – 6, 10 – 11 a.m.
Free for members, tickets available onsite on a first come, first serve basis

Discovery Tours: Mars by Luke Jerram
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 5 – 6, hourly from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free for members, available onsite on a first come, first serve basis
Also enjoy a Mars-themed scavenger hunt with prizes

Winging It Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 12 – 13
Members receive HALF OFF the member price at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
Also enjoy a butterfly-themed scavenger hunt with prizes

Naturally Curious Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 19 – 20
Members receive HALF OFF the member price to special exhibit Death by Natural Causes
Also enjoy scavenger hunt inspired by the exhibit in the Museum Store

A Sweet Weekend

Only at HMNS at Sugar Land 
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 19 – 20
Member tickets to special exhibition Robot Zoo are only $4
Enjoy an onsite scavenger hunt

Homegrown Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 – 27
Members receive HALF OFF the member price at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
Also enjoy a themed crossword and word search with prizes

Virtual Plant Sale Pick-up
This year’s plant sale is online with curbside, no-contact pick-up available on September 26. The plant sale is sold out, and online orders have been closed. 

Other Membership Appreciation Events

Virtual Pajama Party for Families

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Free and member exclusive, limited capacity, reserve your spot now

Virtual Pajama Party for Adults

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
Free and member exclusive, limited capacity, reserve your spot now

Virtual Lecture: Living Fossils of the Green River Formation lecture

Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Only $7 for members

Wortham Giant Screen Theatre Reopens

Friday, Sept. 4

Virtual Presentation: Earth Science on Wheels – Dinosaur Discovery

Friday, Sept. 4, 3 p.m.
Only $10 for members

Yoga Under Mars

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Only $10 for member, $15 for nonmembers

Virtual Senior Science: Africa’s Wildlife

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.
Only $5 for members

Virtual Class: Writing in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Only $10 for members

Virtual Stargazing with VP of Astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners

Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Tickets available soon

Virtual Class: Urban Harvest-hosted Organically Delicious class

Saturday, Sept. 12, 9:30 p.m.
Only $18 for members

Virtual Lecture: Citizen Science Monarchs

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Only $7 for members

Virtual Stargazing with VP of Astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners

Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

Virtual Happy Hour: Flights and Flights

Friday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Only $12 for members

Virtual STEM Nova Day

Saturday, Sept. 19
Members save $10 OFF

Virtual Trivia Night: Hometown Heroes

Thursday, Sept. 24
Only $5 for members

Virtual Class: CSI Houston – Basic Osteology

Thursday, Sept. 24
Only $10 for members

In-person Stargazing with VP of Astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners

Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

HMNS at Hermann Park

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


Get Directions Offering varies by location
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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