Due to conflicting activities, there will be no Free Thursday times on June 8th.


For more Info, please email scouts@hmns.org or
check out HMNS Scouts on Facebook.


Boy scouts working in a classroom setting.

Scouting provides boys and girls self-confidence, ethics and values that will stay with them throughout their lives. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to assist Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure!

At Scouts@HMNS, we inject excitement and education in everything we do. In the words of Scout Programs Manager Michelle Connor:

“Each merit badge is educational. We enhance it; if need be we add to it, to explain what the requirement is… I want there to be a spark in even the most serious of merit badges. You’ve got to make something so that the kids are enjoying it. If they enjoy something, they’re learning it.”

The HMNS Scouting Program offers badge classes for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as enrichment field trips and events at HMNS facilities in Hermann Park, Sugar Land and Brazos Bend State Park, home of the George Observatory. Classes take place on Saturdays during the school year and in week-long day camps during the summer. For more information about badges, classes or events, click below!

And check out our School Year Programs Guide, with more information on education programs like Labs, Outreach, and Overnights!

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Scouts FAQ

Who teaches scout classes at HMNS? Scout classes are taught by HMNS staff and volunteers, scouters and school teachers who…

Scouts BSA Prerequisite Workbooks

There are certain merit badges that have requirements that cannot be completed in class using the virtual format. For these…

Badges On Demand

Available at HMNS at Hermann Park and HMNS at Sugar Land! Can’t make it to a scheduled class? No problem!…

School-Year Classes

Scouts@HMNS is proud to present classes to help Scouts of all kinds and levels meet requirements for Merit Badges, Adventures,…

Scouts In Person Summer Classes

Offering scouts the opportunity to earn badges with engaging museum experiences, Summer Scout Classes are designed for Scouts BSA and…

Scouts Virtual Summer Classes

HMNS Virtual Summer Scout Classes have been specifically designed for a virtual, hands-on educational engagement while meeting badge requirements.   Virtual…


Beyond classes in the school year and summer, HMNS hosts events for Scouts at various times of year. Check out…

Scouts at Sugar Land

Earn your next merit badge, belt loop or pin with a little help from the Houston Museum of Natural Science…

Scouts at the Observatory

Scout programs at the George Observatory are highly popular and book fast!

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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