Member Events

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Upcoming Member Events

Yoga Night

July 26, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Experience serenity amidst the oceanic wonders of Glassell Hall. Roll out your yoga mat and let the soothing guidance of our instructor, Auhona Hoq, transport you to a state of nirvana. After the session, indulge in a complimentary cup of juice from Juiceland and take a leisurely stroll through our newly renovated exhibit, Matter & Motion. Join us for an evening of tranquility and rejuvenation.

*This class is suitable for all levels of yogis, including beginners.

*Yoga mats are not provided.

World Trekkers – Panama

August 23, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Oh, Panama – a land of many wonders! Renowned for the iconic Panama Canal, through which approximately 14,000 ships travel annually to destinations like China, Chile, Japan and beyond. But did you know that Panama also holds the record for the most bird species in the continental USA? With an astounding 986 recorded species, it’s a bird watcher’s paradise. This year, we celebrate Panama, offering you a taste of its rich culture and natural beauty. Come purchase delicious Panamanian cuisine from our friends at Sugar Grill Caffe, enjoy captivating folklore dances by Ritmos y Vibraciones de Panama, and participate in crafting your own Mola art and even recreate a traditional plate inspired by the native Embera Village. Experience a little bit of Panama at HMNS!

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Sugar Land Member Night: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion

August 29, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Experience an exciting adventure at HMNS @ Sugar Land as you unravel a mystery and hunt for a priceless treasure. Join the quest to solve the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion by following the clues left behind by archaeologists who vanished from an excavation site in Palenque, Mexico. Along the way, take a break at our craft station and unleash your creativity by crafting a vibrant Mexican mirror.

Don’t miss this thrilling journey into the heart of ancient mysteries!

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Supporting Member Soiree: Motown Night

September 13, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This member event is exclusively for Supporting level (Discoverer + Benefactor) and H.P. Attwater Society members. You can add up to two tickets to your cart, and your benefits will be automatically applied at no additional cost. For any extra tickets, the cost is $100 per ticket.

Gear up to enjoy a soulful night as we celebrate the sound of Motown at this year’s annual Supporter Soiree! Join us for a sophisticated evening filled with the timeless tunes of the 60s, featuring the Community Music Center of Houston. Indulge in delectable bites, smooth libations and live music, and don’t forget to capture the essence of the evening at our 360 photo booth. This celebration of the enduring magic and soulful melodies of Motown shouldn’t be missed!

*Event is 21 and up only

Want to receive two free tickets to our exclusive Supporters Soiree for free? Upgrade to Discoverer or Benefactor level today.

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Senior Social

October 9, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.

Chemistry isn’t just for the lab—it’s also for those delightful moments shared over breakfast with friends! Join us for our next Senior Social, where we’ll celebrate the wonders of science with a tour of our exciting new exhibit, Matter & Motion, and an engaging science demonstration from our knowledgeable docents. While you await your tour, savor a cup of freshly brewed coffee and indulge in an array of delicious treats. Come explore the fascinating world of science in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s the perfect blend of learning and leisure—don’t miss out!

*This event is 50 and up only, no children allowed.

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Second Saturdays

2ND SATURDAY Is For Members!
Opening at 8:00 a.m. for Members only.
On the second Saturday of each month at our main location in Hermann Park, HMNS will open one hour early for members only! See the museum’s permanent exhibitions—always free for members—before the crowds.
Make the most of your Membership and join us for 2nd Saturday for free

*Special Exhibits, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Burke Baker Planetarium are not included in early access.

July 13, 2024 – Shark Week!

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Come make a splash this summer with Sharks! The Meg, the Monsters & the Myths. As a member, you’ll get exclusive early access to explore the exhibit without the crowds. Meet the legendary shark tooth diver John  “JT” Taylor, a retired Navy Diver and underwater commercial paleontologist with over 30 years of experience. Snap a picture with him and ask all your burning questions. And if you need a breather, join us in Glassell Hall for a shark-themed craft activity and if you are one of the first 100 members, you will receive a Shark tooth necklace to show off. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sign in and purchase tickets to the exhibit here.

*Event is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances

*Must show member card to receive shark tooth necklace

August 10, 2024 – Women Astronomers Day

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate Women Astronomers Day with a fun craft activity where you can make your own telescope using recycled toilet paper rolls in Glassell Hall. As a special treat for our members, we’re opening the Burke Baker Planetarium early exclusively for you. Just show your member card at the Burke Baker Planetarium and explore a galaxy far, far away.

Planetarium Shows:

  • Unseen Universe at 8:30 a.m.
  • Black Holes at 9:00 a.m.

*Space is limited and not guaranteed. Due to this, members can only choose one show to attend.

*Event is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances