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Educator Memberships and Educator-Specific Benefits


Educator Memberships and Member Benefits

We love our educators! The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers 15% off all membership levels for 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!

More information on pricing and all the benefits you can enjoy as an educator member of the HMNS Member family.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase my educator membership?

To take advantage of your educator discount, go to our online box office and enter TEACH15 at checkout or show your proof of employment as an educator at the Box Office during your next visit. When you buy your discounted membership as an educator, we’ll also flag your account so you can enjoy extra perks – so don’t wait! Join now and start enjoying all the benefits of an Educator Membership.

What discounts are available to me as an educator?

Educator Membership Discount

You can get 15% off your membership purchase just for being an educator! To take advantage of your educator discount, visit our online box office and enter TEACH15 at checkout or show your proof of employment as an educator at the Box Office during your next visit. When you buy your discounted membership as an educator, we’ll also flag your account so you can enjoy extra perks!

Educator-Only Member Benefits

If we’ve flagged you as an educator, the discounts don’t stop at just you. Share the savings with your students and school with discounts on: virtual programming, Outreach bookings, Labs on Demand, Field Trips, Late Nights and more! Click here to see more details.

Are you already a member but not flagged as an educator? Do you want in on these awesome benefits as well? Email educatormembers@hmns.org for more information on these benefits and to flag your existing account as an educator!

What if I’m already a member?

Please email educatormembers@hmns.org from an active school email account to let us know that you’re an educator. We’ll flag your membership so you’ll have access to all the amazing member benefits for both you and your students!

And, if you’re already a member, sign up for AutoRenew and never worry about an expired membership again! You’ll get 20% off your next membership renewal when you sign up for AutoRenew, and you can still enjoy the perks of being an educator and member. Contact educatormembers@hmns.org for more information on AutoRenew and flagging your membership as an educator. 

Can I apply the educator discount and AutoRenew discount on the same membership?

Unfortunately, we cannot apply two discounts to the same membership. If you’re not a current member and are looking to join, we recommend using the 15% educator discount during your first year of membership. You can then sign up for AutoRenew to receive 20% your next year of membership. If you’re already a member, make sure you’re signed up for AutoRenew to get 20% off your next membership renewal. You can still enjoy the educator-specific perks of being a member by emailing educatormembers@hmns.org to let us know that you’re an educator. We’ll flag your membership, so you can enjoy the benefits for you and your students!

How do I sign up for AutoRenew?

So you’ve been a member for years, or you’re becoming one and want to continue being part of our member family? Join AutoRenew, and get 20% off your membership this year and every year you automatically renew! Just give us a call at (713) 639-4629 to sign up.

If you choose to sign up for AutoRenew, either inform your cashier you’re an educator or send an email to educatormembers@hmns.org. While you can’t use the Educator Membership Discount and AutoRenew Membership Discount on the same purchase, we can flag your account as an educator so you can still enjoy your Educator-Only Member Benefits.

How do I use my membership to get discounts on programs for my school?

When you call or email to book your field trip, student lab, or outreach program, let us know you’re a member. We’ll verify your membership and apply the appropriate discount to your booking!

Do I get discounts on virtual programs and resources for me, my students and my school?

Yes! We’ve updated our educator-specific benefits, so you’ll have access to discounts for both in-person and virtual programming and resources. Check out our benefit flyer for more information.

How do I redeem my free virtual lecture?

To redeem your free virtual lecture, email educatormembers@hmns.org. In your email, include which lecture you’d like access to. Once we confirm your status as an educator member and your lecture, we’ll send you the access information and the Zoom link. View a list of available lectures.

How do I sign my class up for Adopt-a-Class?

To sign your class up for Adopt-a-Class, email EducationQuestions@hmns.org. Once we confirm your status as an educator member, we’ll pass your contact information along to our Volunteer Department. They’ll contact you directly to set you up with your docent!

Still have questions?
Email educatormembers@hmns.org for assistance.
Free Memberships for Educators

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