Summer Scout Program Catalog

Explore the wide variety of merit badges and adventure badges available during weeklong summer scout classes at HMNS.


Summer Scouts Registration

Questions? Contact or call 713-639-4625.
For Scout requirements contact or call 713-639-4631.

Register for summer scout classes at online box office.

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

We encourage advance online purchase of summer classes, before and after class, and lunch.

Priority Membership Registration Begins

  • Monday, November 28, 2022: President’s Society
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022: Family Flex and above
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022: Family Plus, Family
  • Monday, March 1, 2023: General Public

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.

Registration Overview:

  • Exclusive registration for members until March 1, 2023
  • Online registration for In-person and Virtual Summer Class at
  • 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 or call HMNS Reservations at (713) 639-4659.
  • We strictly enforce age requirements. Your child must be the correct age or entering the stated grade level of the class.

Cancellations, Exchanges, Refunds, & Discounts

  • Each sale will be considered final.
  • Registrations are non-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 ten working days before that class starts. There are no refunds for classes cancelled or dropped less than ten 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, email to or mail 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 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.

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.

Required Online Camper Health Form

The museum has partnered with CampDoc to provide an online health information management tool for summer campers and scouts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Registered patrons will receive an email from with the subject: “Houston Museum of Natural Science via CampDoc.” (Email sample is below.) Please accept the invite and complete the profile for your registered camper or scout.

Please help us help your child by completing your camper’s profile with CampDoc and notifying us of any disabilities, allergies, accessibility concerns, behavioral, psychological or emotional concerns, or any other special needs.

While we strive to offer our summer programs to as a wide a range of children as possible, it is not possible for us to offer one-on-one care.

In the case of severe food allergies, it is not possible for us to monitor what other children bring to the museum.

Sample CampDoc Email

You’ve been invited to manage the CampDoc profile for “name of registered participant” at Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To continue, please click “Accept Invite” below. If you already have a CampDoc account, you can add “name of registered participant” after you sign in. Otherwise, you’ll be able to create a new account.

Accept Invite

Please accept the invitation for “name of participant” profile as soon as possible.

Houston Museum of Natural Science has requested that all information be completed by “the day before your camp or class is scheduled” at the latest.

For all camp and health related questions, please contact Summer Camp Office at 713-639-4625 or

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HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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Needville, Texas 77461
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