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Summer Scout Program Catalog

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Questions? Contact summercamp@hmns.org or call 713-639-4625.
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View our 2021 Summer Scouts Catalog!

Our 2021 Summer Scouts Registration form

Online registration is required for all virtual classes. You may register for In-person summer classes by email, mail, fax or on-line.  On-line registration is preferred and provides instant confirmation.  We are unable to accept registrations over the telephone. 

HMNS membership must be current at FAMILY LEVEL OR ABOVE to take advantage of early registration dates.  To check if your membership is still valid, call our membership line at 713-639-4616, or send an email to membership@hmns.org.

Our operational modifications include strongly urging advance online purchase of summer class, before and after class, and lunch and the emailing of completed Scout Health Record forms to summercamp@hmns.org to enable low-touch entry to the museum and communication with the Education Office staff. Please visit http://www.hmns.org/education/summer-camp/operational-modification-for-summer-camps-at-hmns-2021/ for more details regarding operational modifications. Any updates will be posted.

Priority membership registration begins:

Monday, November 30, 2020: President’s Circle

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Family Flex and above
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Family Plus, Family, Catalysts Family
  • Monday, March 2, 2021: General Public

Please note: On-line registration begins at 12:01 a.m. on the date indicated; faxed and mailed registrations will be processed starting at 9 a.m. on the date indicated.

Our 2021 Summer Scouts Registration form

Registration Overview:

  • Exclusive registration for members until March 2, 2021
  • Online registration recommended for In-person and Virtual Summer Class at store.hmns.org .
  • For email, fax, or mailed registration for In-Person Summer Class use the registration form here. 
  • Family level membership level or above is required to take advantage of member registration dates and member pricing for summer classes both in-person and virtual.
  • The online ticketing system will indicate if a class is available. If a class is sold out for a specific date, the link for that date will no longer be active. For further information, please email summercamp@hmns.org or call the summer camp registrar at 713-639-4625.
  • We strictly enforce age requirements. Your child must be the correct age or entering the stated grade level of the class.

Email/Fax/Mail Registration

  • Only available for In Person classes.
  • One registration form must be completed for each scout you are registering. 
  • Registration forms with incomplete or inaccurate information will not be processed.
  • If your first choice is unavailable, we will register your second choice.  If your second choice is unavailable, we will contact you for more information.
  • Forms may be emailed, faxed or mailed. Please do not do more than one.
  • Email as an attachment to summercamp@hmns.org.
  • Fax to 713-639-4681 or mail your registration forms to:

Education Office
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston TX 77030-1799

Cancellations, Exchanges, Refunds, & Discounts

  • Class spaces, each sale will be considered final. 
  • Registrations are not transferable from child to child.  
  • Patrons who cancel a class or wish to switch their child from one class to another will receive a 50% refund of the cost of a cancelled or dropped class if notification is received at least 10 working days before that class starts. There are no refunds for classes cancelled or dropped less than 10 working days before the program begins.
  • In order to receive the 50% refund, patrons must contact the Education Department in writing.  Fax to 713-639-4681 OR email:  summercamp@hmns.org OR mail your request to:

Education Office
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston TX 77030-1799

The Museum reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment. If a class is canceled by the Museum, patrons will have the option to transfer classes or receive a full refund.

Email summercamp@hmns.org for more information.

Scout Permission Form

Scouts going on a field trip stated in the class description, will need a completed and signed permission slip.

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in field trips without a completed Permission Slip.
NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing Permission Slip.  

Health Form


A completed HMNS Scout Health Record Form or a BSA Part B Health form must be on file with the Scout Office prior to each scout beginning class. If a scout is participating in more than one week of class, the Scout Health Record Form must be submitted for the first class, but duplicate copies are not needed for the following classes.

  • Complete the Scout Health Record Form, available here and within the information document for each class.
  • Completed Scout Health Record Forms must be brought on the first day of class, faxed to 713-639-4681, emailed as an attachment to scouts@hmns.org, OR mailed or dropped off to:
  • Scouts@HMNS
    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030-1799

PLEASE NOTE – Scouts will not be allowed to participate in class activities without a completed Scout Health Record Form on file on the first day of class

NO REFUNDS will be processed for activities missed due to a missing or incomplete Scout Health Record Form.

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
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