Shell Educators’ Preview

FREE for Educators

Tuesday, April 4 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm

FREE for Educators

You are invited to attend our Shell Educators’ Preview on April 4, featuring our newly reopened Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Brown Hall of Entomology.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology provide entertainment and education for all grade levels. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes.

Educator Members will have the opportunity to speak with Lauren Davidson, the Cockrell Butterfly Center Manager, to learn all about the updates that have been made to our Rainforest. Education Staff will also be on hand to discuss the various programs we offer based on the animals and specimens you will see in the Butterfly Center and Entomology Hall.

Teachers attending the Shell Educators’ Preview will also be treated to a special showing of Totality Over Texas  in our Burke Baker Planetarium. “A once in a lifetime astronomical event is happening over Texas in 2024! Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and in this new planetarium show you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where these two eclipses take place. Texas is the nexus for the annular eclipse of 2023 and the total solar eclipse of 2024!” Viewings will start at 5:00 p.m. and will continue every half hour with a final showing at 7:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!

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For more information or questions, email us at

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
(979) 553-3400 / (281) 242-3055

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