Member Appreciation Month

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Upcoming Member Events

Safari Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3
Members receive a 50% off member price ticket at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre
(Discount only applied at Box office)
Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Elephant Cup Craft in Grand Hall, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Docents in African Safari Hall with fun facts for you!

Weekend Among the Dinosaurs

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 9-10
Members receive a 50% off member price ticket at the Burke Baker Planetarium
(Discount only applied at Box office)
Saturday, Sept. 9
Dino Paper Plate Craft, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (extended 2nd Saturday)
Docents in Morian Hall of Paleontology with fun facts for you!

Hop Hop Here I Go Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 16 – 17
Members receive a 50% off member price ticket at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
(Discount only applied at Box office)
Saturday, Sept. 16 
Frog Paper Plate Craft Grand Hall, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Docents will be near the craft station with some bugs for you to take a closer look!


HMNS @ Sugar Land
Saturday, Sept. 23 – 24
Members receive 50% off member price to the Dig Pit
(Discount only applied at Box office)
HMNS @ Hermann Park
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Egyptian Amulet Craft, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Docents in Hall of Ancient Egypt with fun facts for you!
Sunday, Sept. 24
Members receive 50% off member price to the Burke Baker Planetarium
(Discount only applied at Box office) 

Other Membership Events

BTS – Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
IN PERSON – Dive in with master docents for an after-hours tour of Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths.
Discover the intricacies of the shark world, as you observe these remarkable and tenacious creatures, which play a vital role in our ecosystem. Gain a deeper understanding of their significance, while marveling at the power and grace of these majestic predators. Additionally, witness the presence of smaller sharks and rays in the primary tank, and invertebrates in the tide pool tank.

Class – Once Upon a Time: Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
IN PERSON – Hands-on history with Kat Havens, Director of Curriculum and Content.
Inventor, artist, architect, genius–Leonardo da Vinci is the ultimate Renaissance Man. Discover the range of Leonardo’s talents as you try out some design challenges of your own.

BTS – Through Time: Pleistocene Giants x African and Texas Wildlife

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
IN PERSON – The popular paleo series returns, with a twist. Join professional Paleontologist and Science Educator, James E. Washington III on a journey through time in the Morian Hall of Paleontology and featured halls of the Museum.
When the great dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, our own class, Mammalia, was poised to take over the world. From slow beginnings, we will meet the grand animals that dominated the lands at this time–sabretooths, mastodons, giant sloths, giraffes and more. As the world’s climate turned drier and cooler, mammals responded with grass-chewing molars and hooves designed for galloping over hard savannah soil. We will see how millions of years of galloping affected mammals with a visit to the Frensley/Graham Hall of African Wildlife and Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife. What changed? What stayed the same?

Member Event: Yoga Night

Thursday, September 14, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Reset and recharge by joining us for a one-hour yoga session with instructor Ahuona Hoq, during September Member Appreciation. You’ll be sure to leave this class feeling reenergized, especially with the Wiess Energy Hall as your backdrop while you’re holding your locust pose.
*This class is suitable for all levels of yogis, including beginner
*Yoga mats are not provided

Space Science in Sugar Land

HMNS at Sugar Land
Saturday, September 23 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Blast off into outer space on this exclusive Member Night!
Join HMNS at Sugar Land and explore the universe! Get the latest updates about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid, returning to Earth with material from asteroid Bennu.
HMNS docents will also explain how to safely observe the upcoming Solar Eclipse.
Learn about the formation of nebulae and create your own colorful spinning nebula art, then gather fun solar system facts and make a model to take home.
Finish by designing your own rocket to take home – this cosmic family fun is out of this world!
Call our advance sales phone line for more information:
Contact – (713) 639-4629

Class – DIY IRL: Collage Quilt

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.

IN PERSON – Using the world’s most beautiful moths as inspiration, you will create a fabric collage in class. Your artwork can be taken home as-is in an embroidery hoop for instant display or incorporated into a larger textile piece later.

Learn how to create repositionable fabric “stickers”, how to arrange your fabric using values, and how to choose background fabric for your completed project.

All supplies provided. Please bring your preferred sewing scissors if you have them

HMNS Sensory Friendly

Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
HMNS offers Sensory Friendly events where exhibits and venues are modified for those with sensory sensitivities in order to create a sensory neutral environment. The Burke Baker Planetarium and Wortham Giant Screen Theater will be available with houselights on and the volume reduced, and Giant Screen Theater shows will be offered in 2D. Sensory Backpacks, which include ear defenders, sunglasses, and fidgets, are available to check out with an ID at the Museum Services Desk. We hope to see you there!
*Free general admission for members. Please purchase tickets for The Burke Planetarium at member rate.
*General Public, please purchase tickets for the exhibit halls, The Burke Planetarium at box office.
Contact – (713) 639-4629