The Early Investigation Package

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Young student holding an insect and smiling as a part of our early investigators field trip.

Perfect for PreK4–5th grade students! During this 1 ½ hour long program, students will handle real artifacts and specimens while touring our halls, participate in science activities, and receive a take-home craft as a reminder of their day at HMNS.

Your package includes:

  • A 45-minute guided tour of one Permanent Exhibit Halls OR the Butterfly Center—subject to your program choice
  • A 45-minute hands-on classroom experience
  • Admittance to the Permanent Exhibit Halls OR the Butterfly Center

Program Topics:

  • +Paleontology
  • +Insect Zoo
  • +Texas Wildlife
  • +Native North Americans
  • *Energy: Electricity
  • *Ancient Egypt
  • +Malacology

+appropriate for grades PreK4–5
*appropriate for grades 2–5

Cost: $9.50–10 per person

For more information on our program topics, visit the Early Childhood Development webpage.

Limited space is available for some program topics. Have a group over 100 people? Contact us for more booking options at

Book The Early Investigation Package today by contacting us at (713) 639-4659, e-mailing, or filling out our online booking form.

Important Information Regarding Packages
  • *All prices are approximations, and may vary depending on the number of students attending and availability.
  • Packages are available Monday - Friday during the school year on a first-come first-serve basis and fill quickly, so schedule early to ensure your spot.
  • If your program of choice is unavailable, we will make every effort to create a similar itinerary that will accommodate your needs.
  • Select items may not be available during summer months; please contact for details.
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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.