Youth & Family Opportunities

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Interactive Experiences

HMNS After Dark

Have you ever wondered what really happens after dark or overnight at the museum?
Find out what happens at the museum after the sun goes down! Enjoy a fun-filled evening with hands-on activities and scavenger hunts before settling down to sleep among the exhibits. Learn more about our After Hours add-ons, such as Labs or Outreach, in our School Year Programs Guide.
School Year Programs Guide
Book an Event After Dark

See what comes alive at the museum after dark.

Book a Birthday or Party

Learn more about how we’ve got birthdays and parties down to a science.

Birthdays & Parties

Your one-stop-shop for party planning!
You’re busy. We’ve got birthdays and parties down to a science, so leave the planning to us. From selecting a theme and deciding on décor, to securing activities and entertainment—we’ve got you covered. Our parties are intended to match your budding scientist’s interests with age-appropriate activities. We know that science and fun are for everyone, so we want to make sure you get to spend your special day in our favorite place: HMNS!


Scouting provides boys and girls self-confidence, ethics and values that will stay with them throughout their lives.
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.

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Book a Scouts Event

Learn more about how we can assist Boy and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure.