Events at HMNS at Sugar Land

The holiday season is a magical time to visit HMNS at Sugar Land. Partake in one of our highly anticipated Jingle Tree events or enjoy Cookies with Santa.

Jingle Tree

Tree Lighting

Friday, November 12 | 10:00 a.m.
Kick off Jingle Tree at this complimentary event, as the trees “come to light” and you get a closer look at holiday décor showcased throughout the museum.  To RSVP send email request to

VIP Experiences

Monday, November 15 – Wednesday, November 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$20 for a 2 hour time slot

Special private small group shopping experiences. Enjoy light bites and beverages while you visit – a perfect time to spend with friends!

The Festive Finale

Thursday, November 18 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$50 per person

Jingle Tree’s premier event, the evening’s festivities include an auction with exclusive museum experiences, and final bidding on the beautiful designer trees and holiday décor

Cookies with Santa

Saturday, December 11 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Members $5
Public Adult $18*
Public Child $16*

Our annual family friendly event, presented by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is your chance to catch Santa during an early visit to Sugar Land. Enjoy holiday crafts in Santa Land, the tradition of cookies and milk, and a take away photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Be sure to bring your own camera to snap some candids, too! A festive way to support HMNS at Sugar Land’s mission of science education, and expansion of sensory-friendly programming. Purchase tickets here.
*Includes admission to the permanent exhibits.

HMNS at Hermann Park

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

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HMNS at Sugar Land

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

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.