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Distinguished Lectures

Talks by the world’s foremost scientific experts.
Got brain food? HMNS brings you from the world’s foremost experts like Kara Cooney, Zahi Hawass and Kathy Reichs along with HMNS curators and scientists. Our lecture partners include The Leakey Foundation, Rice University, University of Houston Law Center, The Nature Conservancy in Texas, Houston Archaeological Society and Fort Bend Archaeological Society and Rothko Chapel.

Distinguished Lectures at HMNS are supported by Apache Corporation

Hands-On Classes

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into some hands-on learning!
We’re here to spark your curiosity with unique and engaging classes that are sure to captivate your mind. From fascinating history to the wonders of Nature, there’s exciting opportunities waiting for you to learn, create, and most importantly, enjoy.

Are you an educator? Learn how you can earn CPE credit for attending adult education classes.
  • We offer educator credit for continued learning for select classes and programs.
  • Qualified programs will have “Eligible for CPE credit” stated in the description.
  • After you attend your event, fill out the form below to receive a certificate of attendance.
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The Museum can be a catalyst for discovering unique ways of encouraging students’ analytical abilities, while activating their creativity.

Gifted & Talented:

Differentiating with the Museum – Questioning & Creativity
Enhance your classroom strategy with ready-to-implement activities and techniques. With dynamic presenters, engaging sessions, and the world of HMNS to explore, this is a workshop like no other. Receive six hours of Gifted and Talented credit or a 6-hour update credit.

No refunds, exchanges, or changes in date once payment has been made.

Gifted and Talented Workshops at HMNS are generously supported by the PPG Foundation.
Gifted & Talented Flyer (PDF)
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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

There is more than meets the eye in the exhibition halls.
We invite you to join us behind-the-scenes to delve deeper into the displays. With a generous dose of twists and turns, tying facts from various exhibition halls, you never know what connections will be made during these unique tours.

Six Degrees of Science (New)
Every month, join James Edward Washington III as he reveals a deeper understanding of the exhibits you know and love.

Sleuths & Secrets Mystery Night (New)
Team up to untangle a web of clues evidence and history to unlock the riddles and mysterious objects in the Cabinet of Curiosities.

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Wiess Energy Hall Courses

What goes up, hopefully comes down! These programs are customizable to fit all your Upstream or Downstream needs and can be combined for a full day experience to give your group a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum industry.

Team Building and Corporate Programming

Energize your knowledge base!
Teambuilding– Team up on an exhilarating scavenger hunt, command a mission to space, or untangle a web of clues to solve a mystery.

Energy Core– HMNS, the home of the world’s most innovative energy exhibition—is your go-to source for energy intel—whether you need a crash course of the entire industry, a refresher on what is going on outside your silo, or a non-hyped update on clean energy.
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Travel Program and Day Trips

Unleash Your Curiosity: Day Trips and Travel Programs that Expand Your World
Visit Costa Rica with HMNS!
Travel Dates: September 2025

Experience the nature of Costa Rica like never before with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Tour the beautiful northwestern province of Guanacaste and discover the lush rainforests, mountain views, and white-sand beaches. Visit El Bosque Nuevo butterfly farm, where all the profits from butterflies are used for research, reforestation and acquisition of new lands for the reserve.

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Egypt Unveiled with HMNS
Travel Dates: July 2027

Embark on a journey for the ages with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. With exclusive access from the Egyptian Antiquities Department, explore tombs on the West Bank of Luxor, and visit newly excavated sites not yet open to the public. In addition to discovering the rich history of Egypt, witness the longest total solar eclipse until 2114.

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Educator Resources

Events & Workshops
Discover hands-on activities to use in your classroom, experience Museum exhibits after hours, take a late night tour, and earn continuing education credit!
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Educator Membership
Your gift provides visitors of all ages with world-class exhibitions, innovative STEM programming, and unparalleled educational resources that spark a lifelong love of learning.
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Beyond Bones Podcast
The Beyond Bones Podcast is the place where you can hear engaging conversations about HMNS exhibitions, behind-the-scenes museum lore, and so much more.
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Adult Education

Expand your mind and be inspired to discover the world around you.

Adult Opportunities

Youth & Family

Opportunities to participate in museum programs and volunteering.

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