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Browse our complete catalog of 2020 adult education programming, including lectures, behind-the-scenes tours, classes and dining experiences.



Thought-provoking Distinguished Lectures, Behind-the-Scenes tours, Cultural Dining experiences and more.

Click here to browse our complete catalog of 2020 adult education programming.

Distinguished Lectures

Talks by the World's Foremost Scientific Experts At the museum, you can learn at every age. Throughout the year, the…

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go Behind-The-Scenes With Museum Experts! Get the inside scoop on the Museum's fascinating exhibitions during a Behind-The-Scenes Tour with our…

Hands-On Classes for Adults

The Museum offers a variety of hands-on classes exploring many natural science topics - from butterfly gardening to trilobites and…

Travel Program

Go on tour with HMNS! We plan educational trips to international destinations. Full itineraries for the following trips will be…

Day Excursions

Venture into the field or behind-the-scenes in the lab with our curators and other experts for a fun and fascinating…

Cultural Feasts

Explore culinary history through a fine dining experience brought to you by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Our series…

Offsite Collections Storage Tours

Millions of artifacts and specimens are housed at the Museum's offsite collections storage. For the first time ever, HMNS is…

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Wiess Energy Hall Online

Online Wiess Energy Hall courses cover an array of energy topics, starting with an overview of energy and continuing with…

Corporate Team Building

Mission Scenario In the year 2076, the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration.…

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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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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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