The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre are closed for renovations.

Parties for Teens and Adults


At HMNS, birthdays aren’t just for kids! We know that science and fun are for everyone and so we want to make sure you get to spend your special day in our favorite place – the Museum! If you are 13 or older and are looking for a birthday party idea, check out these options below.

Please note that many of these options do not include a room for food and cake for birthday festivities. If you would like to add on a party room, consider booking an express party along with your programming. 

Birthday Late Night at the Museum

Looking for a one-of-a-kind birthday? Come hang out and eat cake at the museum after dark! Birthday Late-Nights include a scavenger hunt, hands on activity and a private Burke Baker planetarium show.

  • For ages: 6-15
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Capacity: Up to 30 Participants
  • Pricing: Varies from $1,100 to $1,500
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Overnights@hmns.org

Sleuths and Secrets 

Are you good at solving mysteries? Can you untangle a web of clues, evidence, history and mystery? Are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure? Then HMNS Sleuths & Secrets is for you!

It all starts when you unlock a series of clues, riddles and objects found in the Cabinet of Curiosities as you try to locate an alchemist’s treasure. Sleuths and Secrets is only available at the Hermann Park location.

  • For ages: 12+
  • Duration: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Capacity: 10 to 14 Participants
  • Pricing: Varies from $450 to $600
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Overnights@hmns.org

Expedition Center Mission

After successfully operating a base on the Moon, called New Tranquility Base, the time has come for the United States to send a group of scientists to the planet Mars. Are you up for the challenge?

The expedition has two phases. During Phase One, the New Tranquility Base lunar colonists must act as Mission Control to bring their replacements from Earth orbit to the Moon for a crew exchange. Phase Two begins with new mission controllers and new astronauts ready to begin the journey to Mars. Along the way, astronauts must complete experiments and make certain the ship is functioning properly. Expedition Center Missions are available at the Hermann Park and George Observatory locations.

  • For ages: 13+
  • Duration: 1 to 2.5 Hours (Depending on the Mission)
  • Capacity: 12 to 40 Participants (Depending on the Mission)
  • Pricing: Varies from $300 to $500 (Depending on the Mission)
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Reservations@hmns.org

Behind the Scenes Tour 

There is more than meets the eye in the museum’s exhibition halls. Join us Behind-the-Scenes to delve deeper into the displays with your group on a personal tour of your favorite exhibit! Can’t pick just one?  We can take you on a tour of all the highlights too!

  • For Adults
  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Capacity: Up to 25 people. If you have a larger group, we can discuss your options!
  • Pricing: $625 for any one Permanent Exhibit Hall. $1000 for a Special Exhibit.
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Reservations@hmns.org

Museum Scavenger Hunt

The museum wide Scavenger Hunt gets teams moving in and around exhibits as they work together to find and identify objects based on written clues. The clues are written for adult level learning and require advanced problem solving skills. 

  • For Adults
  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Capacity: Up to 25 Participants. If you have a larger group, we can discuss your options!
  • Pricing: $625
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Reservations@hmns.org

Crime Scene Investigation

Delve into the world of forensics. Learn the techniques crime scene investigators use to collect and examine evidence. These hands-on experiences give your group the opportunity to perform various techniques for collecting and examining physical evidence used in the field and lab to illuminate what happened and point to who did it. Select from the following topics for your investigation: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Fingerprinting, Basic Osteology or Analysis of Skeletal Trauma.

  • For ages: 12+
  • Duration: 1 to 2
  • Capacity: Up to 25 Participants. If you have a larger group, we can discuss your options!
  • Pricing: $250 to $500
  • Ready to Start Your Booking? Email Reservation@hmns.org
 
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


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