HMNS at Hermann Park
The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Burke Baker Planetarium and the Friedkin Theater Renovations

Making SPACE for the Future
Spring 2016

For more than half a century, the Burke Baker Planetarium has brought the wonders of the night sky to millions of visitors. We believe it is an educational resource to be promoted and protected, giving the next generation of students the opportunity to explore the universe – without leaving their seats.

For a better view of space, you’d have to suit up. The recent renovation of the Burke Baker Planetarium has made HMNS the center of the universe, but, to make sure you always have your name on the captain’s log, why not brand a seat with your name? The Museum is offering planetarium “seats” to those who want to be a permanent part of cosmic history. Each seat will be designated with a small plaque placed on the arm rest between two seats (1” by 3”) and can contain up to 3 lines of text with 25 characters/spaces per line, for a $2,000.00 donation. A small price to pay to align yourself (or loved ones) with the universe!

For questions, please contact Cindy Geiser at 713.639. 4778 or

Support for this renovation generously provided by:

  • The Friedkin Group
  • Houston Endowment
  • The Radoff Family
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • The Burke Baker, Jr. Family
  • Kathrine G. McGovern/McGovern Foundation
  • Hamill Foundation
  • Dr. Dale and Eleanor Brown
  • Dr. Stephen D. Brown
  • Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
  • Go-Dome
  • Patricia Reiff/E-Planetarium
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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21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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