Houston Museum of Natural Science


Membership Perks
All members enjoy these benefits year-round at both HMNS and HMNS at Sugar Land:
  • Unlimited, free admission to permanent exhibit halls
  • Members Priority ticket line and invitations to free and paid Members Only events
  • Discounted admission at the Butterfly Center, Planetarium, and Giant Screen Theatre and all special ticketed exhibitions
  • 10% off Gift Shop merchandise
  • Discounts for adult programs — including lectures, workshops, and travel
  • 3 Free Digital Vouchers
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Become a Member Today
Join us for exclusive, members-only discounts and opportunities throughout the year.
When you visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you’re not just going to one place — you’re going beyond our walls to experience the wonder and delight of science. You’re exploring tropical rainforests and worlds galaxies away. You’re going back in time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth and blasting forward to the future of renewable energy.

If you love the museum and believe in our mission, or if you’re a frequent visitor, become a member today! Your support ensures that our exhibitions and educational programs will enrich the community for many years to come.
Membership Levels
See additional benefits and discounts for varying membership levels:
Individual Membership
Students or Seniors
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Special membership pricing for Students with current student ID and Seniors over 62 with ID
Dual Membership
2 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 2 people
Most Popular
Family Membership
2 Adults, 4 Children
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18
  • Early and discounted registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
Best Value
Family Flex Membership
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Membership benefits for 10 people
  • Priority registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • 4 FREE vouchers to Summer Series Mixers & Elixirs
  • 2 FREE tickets for admission to Special Exhibitions and Annual Party
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps at HMNS for children and grandchildren
10 People
  • All the Membership Perks above, plus…
  • Invitation for two to one President’s Society event per year
  • 2 FREE tickets for admission to Special Exhibitions and Annual Party
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps at HMNS for children and grandchildren
Benefits for all levels are valued at $20, except ‘Discoverer,’ valued at $160, and ‘Benefactor,’ valued at $240.

One named card holder from the household must be present to receive member benefits.
Memberships cannot be transferred or used between separate households.

Vouchers expire at the end of your membership term.
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Help us give back to Houston-area educators

Buy One Membership, Give One Membership

It’s the most exciting time of the year – students and teachers are returning to school, and we are kicking off our 4th annual Buy One, Give One Membership campaign.

For every Family level membership or above purchased, we will be donating a Dual level membership to an educator in our community.* It’s our way of giving back to those who spend the entire year giving to others.

*offer expires on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at midnight.

Purchase or renew your membership now and help us share science with the more than 90,000 educators (and their students) in the Houston area!

View Member Exclusive Events

Discover exciting family activities at HMNS in Houston. Join us for unique events exclusively for members. Check out the upcoming events and mark your calendars for unforgettable experiences.
Upcoming Member Events

Take a look at some of the upcoming events at the museum.

Exclusive Benefits for Members

Join today and start taking advantage Member Appreciation Month

Member Appreciation Month

When you become a member, you join a community of science lovers who actively help us achieve our mission of enhancing the knowledge and delight of natural science! Now, we want to show you just how much you mean to us.

All September long, save 20% OFF on the Museum Store, including the Plant Stall, which features plants grown in the HMNS Greenhouses.

Enjoy a free cup of hot/iced coffee at the Periodic Table Grab and Go Café and Elements Grill when you show proof of membership.

Observe the far reaches of space at the George Observatory by reserving your ticket for Saturday Stargazing, and during Member Appreciation Month, save 30% off your purchase by using discount code GeorgeMembers at check out. (Tickets must be reserved prior to the day of the event)

*Separate ticket for Brazos Bend State Park is required.
Membership Appreciation Calendar

Educator Membership

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers 15% off all membership levels for educators.
We love our educators! Use your membership to enjoy all the perks of a museum membership for yourself, or use your membership to take advantage of discounts on programs for your students. We hope you’ll do both! After all, joining the HMNS member family means benefits for you, your family, and your students.
Educator Membership Benefits

Join Our Waitlist
Click on the link below if you’re an educator and interested in joining our waitlist to receive a free membership to HMNS.
Take Advantage of Your Educator Discount

Join us today with an Educator Membership!

Supporting Membership

As a supporting member of HMNS, you have a front-row seat to all the museum has to offer.
Your support for science education makes a difference in the Houston community and beyond, and we need your help to continue providing innovative programs and resources.
Contribute to Your Community

Take part in all the museum has to offer with a Supporting Membership, all while contributing to the community.

Related FAQ

How can I contact the Membership Office?

By phone at 713-639-4616 or by email at memberhelp@hmns.org.

How do I join/renew my membership?
  • Online by logging in or creating an account in our online box office. https://my.hmns.org/.
  • Over the phone at 713-639-4629.
  • By mailing a check to HMNS Membership, 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030.
  • Or, of course, in person at the box office at either our Hermann Park location or at our Sugar Land location.
How do I sign up for Auto Renew?

By registering at the Box Office or by signing up online

How do I cancel Auto Renew?

By logging in to your Link account and confirming you would like to cancel AutoRenew.

Do I automatically get 20% off my membership when I sign up?

When you sign up for Auto Renew, you get a 20% discount on your membership this year and every year your membership is automatically renewed. Discount not available for prior membership purchases.