The recently opened Hall of Technology celebrates HMNS at Sugar Land’s 10th anniversary of operation and gives visitors a glimpse into four distinct, yet intertwined, areas of scientific interest: Chemistry, Energy, Geology and Salt.
Throughout the hall, groupings of highly interactive exhibit pieces provide a basic introduction to each topic, along with a look toward current day relevance and application. Patrons can check their knowledge of basic chemistry theories, ponder the strengths and challenges of various sources of energy and examine the inner elements of a cellphone. Salt, the unifying theme between the hall’s exhibits, was a natural choice because of the close proximity of salt domes to the museum, with one less than a mile to the east in the Avalon neighborhood. This local “Texas tie” reinforces our belief that wonder sparks learning and exploration throughout a lifetime.