Exhibit Closure : The Hall of Ancient Egypt on Floor 3 will be closed from May 3rd to June 7th

Virtual – Celebration Earth


A silhouette stands in front of a large Earth Sculpture, by Luke Jerram, hanging from the ceiling in the heart of the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Wednesdays in April

Virtual tours with conservation themes led by HMNS educators will take place each week at 6:30pm on Wednesday. Check back here for information on how to log in and watch. 

City Nature Challenge Training
April 6 (Details coming soon)

Want to participate in the City Nature Challenge, but not sure how? Join us for this free training where staff and volunteers will be on hand to help answer questions and let you practice your photo-taking outside the museum.

Lecture – City Nature Training – I Spy with My Little Eye… Biodiversity! **Virtual**
April 6, 6:30pm

Started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. The CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly-competition to see not only what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal, but also which city can gather the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the event.

In this talk, you will discover how one of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you, connects you with a community of scientists and naturalists and helps to create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature by mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.

Lecture – Resilient Houston – Mapping Houston’s Urban Heat Islands **Virtual**
April 13, 6:30pm

Join Marissa Aho, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Houston, for this lecture to discover how the information collected will bolster initiatives to lessen Houston’s urban heat and how understanding the ways in which temperatures vary based on qualities of the natural and built landscape can inform how we reduce the impacts of rising summer temperatures in our local communities. The heat-mapping initiative was coordinated by the Houston Harris Heat Action Team, a collaboration of the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Houston Advanced Research Center, City of Houston, and Harris County Public Health.

Class – Organically Delicious: Edible Landscapes **Virtual**
April 17- 9:30 AM | Running Time: 2 hours

In making the most of our small spaces, it’s a good idea to think about an edible landscape. This class will discuss the basics of good landscape design based on sound gardening principles and aesthetic beauty. Included will be instruction on how to design the basic components of the garden space and how to accomplish much of this through the use of food plants–from traditional vegetable crops to edible flowers, fruit trees and more.

Class – Trivia Night – Celebrating Earth Day **Virtual**
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 6:30 PM | Running Time: 1 hour

Finally–all those useless facts have a place to shine! Pit your wits against other competitors via Zoom at Trivia Night with HMNS. Tonight’s trivia topic is Celebrating Earth Day.

Celebrate Earth with HMNS in the Great Outdoors
Available in the Museum Store

Adventure Box – Outdoors

Celebrate Earth Day at home by exploring the outdoors with this adventure box!

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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