Our Earth Science Labs explore everything earth – from the depths of the ocean to our place in space.
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 $200 and *$250 per lab (for Dissection Lab*) and include admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls for participating students and their chaperones.
Earth Science Labs
Land Forms (October at HMNS) – Explore the basic landforms and waterways found in Texas. Follow our water from spring to shore!
Rock Cycle (February at HMNS) – Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous, oh my! Take a spin through the rock cycle and investigate how rocks are changed and formed.
Rocks & Minerals (April at HMNS) – Is it a Mineral? Is it a Rock? Could it be both?! Discover the difference between rocks and minerals and learn how you use them daily.
Mohs Hardness Scale (May at HMNS) – From talc to diamonds, minerals have a known hardness. Discover the Mohs Hardness Scale and how that hardness can be harnessed!