Nature Series


Let your Curiosity Bloom!

You and your family can find new ways to explore nature.  Each session is approx. 30-45 minutes in length. Outdoor fun for all ages!

Tuesday, June 15th
Live Animal Encounter: Camouflage and Mimicry
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
In the rainforest, it’s eat or be eaten! Meet some amazing rainforest animals and learn how they avoid being on someone else’s menu. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Thursday, June 17th
Live Animal Encounter: Hungry Hunters
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Competition for food in the rainforest is fierce and you have to be smart and fast to snag a meal. Learn about some rainforest predators and how they hunt. Watch as some of them chow down on their unsuspecting prey. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Saturday, June 19th
Live Animal Encounter: Poisonous vs. Venomous
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Do you know the difference between poisonous and venomous animals? Meet some of these creatures and learn the important differences, as well as ones to watch out for! Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Tuesday, June 22nd
Pollinator Conservation: Native Bees
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Texas is home to over 800 species of native bees. These important pollinators are mostly solitary and go largely unnoticed compared to the introduced honey bee. Learn about some of the native bees that inhabit our area and what they need to survive. Assemble and decorate a bee house to take home with you. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Thursday, June 24th
Pollinator Conservation: Hummingbirds
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Hummingbirds are delightful visitors to the garden. Learn about hummingbirds that visit our area, what flowers attract them and how to make a supplemental nectar. Make a homemade feeder from recycled water bottles to take home. Tickets available at the box office when you visit.

Friday, June 25th
Bug watching with Brandon Ballengée at Sugar Land – Members only!
8:00PM to 10:00PM

Join artist/biologist Brandon Ballengée for an evening of bug-watching at the “Love Motel for Insects” outside at HMNS Sugar Land’s outdoor learning center! We will look for nocturnal arthropods such as beautiful moths, bold beetles and other segmented critters that go bump in the night attracted to the ultraviolet lights of the sculpture! Reserve your free tickets here

Saturday, June 26th
Pollination Celebration
11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00
Join us as we celebrate National Pollinator Week and release a butterfly into our garden! Learn about why we need pollinators and how you can help them at home. You can sample honey, create a seed bomb with native wildflower seeds, do butterfly crafts, and more! Tickets available at the box office when you visit or get tickets here

Located Here
HMNS at Sugar Land

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


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