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Unique Event Options

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers several options to help make your event unique.

Special Event Lighting
The Museum now has a great new customizable lighting system in the Grand hall, Butterfly center, and Glassell hall. The system includes colors, texture patterns, and gobos. Please ask your event specialist for more details and pricing.

Marquee Screens
The museum of natural science now offers personalized messages, graphics, and videos on our marquee screen in the grand hall. This can be a great option for personalization, sponsors, video slide shows, or directional signage. Please ask your event specialist for more details.

Special Exhibition Viewings
Take your event to the next level by offering your guests a private viewing of any of our special exhibitions, which can be arranged for an additional fee.

Discovery Guides 
Discovery Guides are members of our staff who are trained and knowledgeable about one or more of our permanent exhibit halls and special exhibitions. They will make your event a memorable experience by not only answering your guests’ questions, but also engaging them with interesting facts.

Microphone and Speaker System
NEW! The museum now has a microphone and speaker system with mixing board. System works well for ceremonies, presentations, speeches, and even playing the host’s playlist. Please inquire with your special event coordinator for more information.

HMNS Gift Shops
Leave your guests with a lasting memory of their event experience by including a gift from any of our Museum Stores. HMNS special events staff can assist you in finding the perfect gift. Orders should be placed 8 weeks before your event and quantity discounts are available.

Expedition Center
Help your staff enhance their workplace skills with a teambuilding mission in our Expedition Center. Built in honor of the 1986 Challenger Mission, the Center offers you and your guests the opportunity to explore outer space, while enhancing such essential skills as teamwork, communication, prioritizing and problem-solving.

Wildlife on Wheels
Explore the basics of animal life – with live animals! Featuring a wide variety of live animals and real Museum specimens, Wildlife On Wheels gives students a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of animal life. We offer five separate programs, each with a different emphasis. Meet unusual animals and learn about their adaptations for survival, as you experience life science in a whole new way!

Sleuths & Secrets
Ferrante Imperato was an apothecary in Naples, Italy at the turn of the 16th century. Or was he? Little is known about the life of this collector of curiosities. Some believe he was an apothecary who gathered specimens to find natural remedies for various ailments. Others believe he was a dedicated alchemist determined to unlock the mysteries of transformation. Join us for this special Late Night adventure where your team works to uncover the secrets left behind by Ferrante Imperato in our Cabinet of Curiosities. Discover a series of clues, riddles, and objects that lead you to the hidden treasure of Imperato’s collection.

  • Who can unlock the secrets?
    This program is best suited for ages 12 and up. We require at least two chaperones over the age of 21 for groups of children under the age of 18. This late night adventure is great for all groups!
    • Families and family reunions
    • Birthday parties (that have graduated from Party Smarty)
    • Scout groups
    • Science clubs and student councils
    • Corporate groups who are looking for team building opportunities
    • Young Professional groups
    • Sorority and fraternity councils
    • Anyone who’s looking for an exciting new way to explore their HMNS!
  • How much does it cost?
    Pricing listed below is for groups of up to 14 people.
    • Monday-Friday
      • $450 for members
      • $550 for non-members
    • Saturday-Sunday
      • $500 for members
      • $600 for non-members

Children’s Crafts

For more information about your special event please contact us at or 713-639-4749.

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HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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