Houston Museum of Natural Science


Membership Perks
All members enjoy these benefits year-round at both HMNS and HMNS at Sugar Land:
  • Unlimited, free admission to permanent exhibit halls
  • Members Priority ticket line and invitations to free and paid Members Only events
  • Discounted admission at the Butterfly Center, Planetarium, and Giant Screen Theatre and all special ticketed exhibitions
  • 10% off Gift Shop merchandise
  • Discounts for adult programs — including lectures, workshops, and travel
  • 3 Free Digital Vouchers
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Become a Member Today

Join us for exclusive, members-only discounts and opportunities throughout the year.
When you visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you’re not just going to one place — you’re going beyond our walls to experience the wonder and delight of science. You’re exploring tropical rainforests and worlds galaxies away. You’re going back in time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth and blasting forward to the future of renewable energy.

If you love the museum and believe in our mission, or if you’re a frequent visitor, become a member today! Your support ensures that our exhibitions and educational programs will enrich the community for many years to come.
Membership Levels
See additional benefits and discounts for varying membership levels:
Individual Membership
Students or Seniors
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Special membership pricing for Students with current student ID and Seniors over 62 with ID
Dual Membership
2 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 2 people
Most Popular
Family Membership
2 Adults, 4 Children
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18
  • Early and discounted registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
Best Value
Family Flex Membership
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 10 people
  • Priority registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • 4 FREE vouchers to Summer Series Mixers & Elixirs
  • 2 FREE tickets for admission to Special Exhibitions and Annual Party
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps at HMNS for children and grandchildren
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Invitation for two to one H.P. Attwater Society event per year
  • 2 FREE tickets for admission to Special Exhibitions and Annual Party
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps at HMNS for children and grandchildren
Benefits for all levels are valued at $20, except ‘Discoverer,’ valued at $160, and ‘Benefactor,’ valued at $240.

One named card holder from the household must be present to receive member benefits.
Memberships cannot be transferred or used between separate households.

Vouchers expire at the end of your membership term.
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Upcoming Member Events

Take a look at some of the upcoming events at the museum.

View Member Exclusive Events

Discover exciting family activities at HMNS in Houston. Join us for unique events exclusively for members. Check out the upcoming events and mark your calendars for unforgettable experiences.

Member Mondays

Grab your free voucher every Monday at the box office and dive into a new adventure with your membership.
Explore the captivating world of butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, journey through space at the Burke Baker Planetarium, stay away from the summer heat and enjoy thrilling films at our Giant Screen Theatre, and uncover the mystery of the Mayan Medallion at our Sugar Land location!
Upcoming Member Mondays

Check out our upcoming Member Monday dates.

Take Advantage of Your Educator Discount

Join us today with an Educator Membership!

Educator Membership

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers 15% off all membership levels for educators.
We love our educators! Use your membership to enjoy all the perks of a museum membership for yourself, or use your membership to take advantage of discounts on programs for your students. We hope you’ll do both! After all, joining the HMNS member family means benefits for you, your family, and your students.
Educator Membership Benefits

Join Our Waitlist
Click on the link below if you’re an educator and interested in joining our waitlist to receive a free membership to HMNS.

Supporting Membership

As a supporting member of HMNS, you have a front-row seat to all the museum has to offer.
Your support for science education makes a difference in the Houston community and beyond, and we need your help to continue providing innovative programs and resources.
Contribute to Your Community

Take part in all the museum has to offer with a Supporting Membership, all while contributing to the community.

Related FAQ

By phone at 713-639-4616 or by email at memberhelp@hmns.org.

  • Online by logging in or creating an account in our online box office at https://my.hmns.org/
  • Over the phone at 713-639-4629
  • By mailing a check to HMNS Membership, 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
  • Or, of course, in person at the box office at either our Hermann Park location or at our Sugar Land location

We are pleased to offer discounts on the purchase of a Houston Museum of Natural Science membership for the following groups in our community:

  • 15% off for educators
  • 15% off for medical professionals
  • 15% off for Houston public servants, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, etc. 
  • 25% off for active duty and veterans of the United States military
  • 25% off for participants in the Texas Lone Star Card program (SNAP, WIC, TANF, etc.)

Discounts are only available in person at the Box Office. Qualifying ID and/or proof of current status must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount.

By registering at the Box Office or by signing up online.

By logging in to your account and confirming you would like to cancel AutoRenew.

When you sign up for AutoRenew, you get a 20% discount on your membership this year and every year your membership is automatically renewed. Discount not available for prior membership purchases.