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Bringing a group to HMNS or HMNS Sugar Land? Explore science, nature and history in our interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment.

Each lab lasts one hour and accommodates up to 25 students. Labs cost range between $20 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.

Dissection Labs*

Featuring dissections for grades 5–10.

  • Not for the Squeamish (September at HMNS and September 27th in Sugar Land) – Take a close look at the mammalian respiratory system as you dissect a sheep pluck, separating the lungs from the trachea and heart. Includes lung dissection.
  • Leaping Lizards (October at HMNS and October 25th in Sugar Land) –  Moths, roaches and beetles, Yum! Discover a fascinating predator and local color changer, the anole. Includes lizard dissection.
  • 14-legged Fun (January at HMNS) – It’s neither part horse nor crab, but it sure is one incredible arthropod! Investigate the horseshoe crab inside and out. Includes horseshoe crab dissection.
  • Think About It (March at HMNS) – Examine the body’s most complex organ, the brain. Put your axons to work as you model nerves and neurotransmitters. Includes sheep brain dissection.
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

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