Learn About The Natural World & The Unique Creatures Who Inhabit It. 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.
Better to Bite (September at HMNS) – Use your own chompers to analyze the form and function of animal teeth in this class.
Super Stars (November at HMNS) – Admire some radiating beauties in this lab all about echinoderms.
More than Bees (December at HMNS) – Sure, bees are great, but there are other pollinators that work hard on our behalf. Some might even surprise you!
The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (February at HMNS) – Animals use all the tools they’ve got to appeal to mates, from busting a move that creates funky rhythms, to elaborate and colorful displays. Laugh and learn about the great flirts of the animal kingdom.
India’s GHAT the Wildlife (March at HMNS) – Find out why India covers only 2.4% of the world’s land area but contains 7-8% of all recorded species, including endemic wonders like large cats and deadly snakes.
Moving on up (April at HMNS) – Some animals, like the arctic tern, can travel 44,000 miles a year without getting lost, while others like humans might have trouble navigating through 1 large building (like the museum). Find out why some animals are so much better than us at navigating, and hear about the perils they face on their long journeys.
One Man’s Trash (May at HMNS) – Delve into the world of detritivores and scavengers to discover why we can thank ants and millipedes for coffee and chocolate, and how vultures are good for our health.