The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed for renovations.

In Person Scouts – Hermann Park


In person classes will be offered at both of our locations. This page has information about our in person classes for our Hermann Park location. We are offering classes with the modifications outlined in the Road to Recovery guidelines listed here. In addition, we have provided detailed modifications below.

In Person Scouts Modifications:

  • Classroom capacity is reduced depending on the size of the classroom
  • Classes will be conducted in a double-classroom with spaced seating
  • Masks will be worn by all HMNS staff.
  • Increased hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the Museum. In addition, hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom.
  • The museum is implementing cleanliness “patrols” in all exhibition galleries and other public areas. These patrols will clean and sanitize all public surfaces in the museum frequently throughout each day.

Scouts BSA Merit Badge classes are at least four hours long and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Scouts will need to bring a sack lunch with them, and will be unable to purchase food from the restaurants upstairs. Cub Scouts, Webelos and Girl Scout classes will run from either 10 a.m. to Noon or 1 p.m. to 3 PM. Note: some badges require work to be completed outside of class. Each scout class ticket includes admission for one chaperone to attend class with their scout. If multiple scouts from the same troop are attending class, only one adult from the troop is required to attend class.

If you are unable to make a scheduled class, inquire about a Badge On Demand!

Classes are available at HMNS Hermann Park with a limited selection available at HMNS Sugar Land.

Browse the complete Spring 2023 Scouts Class Schedule.

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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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