HMNS Catalysts


Looking to mix things up? Join HMNS’ Young Professionals group, HMNS Catalysts! A membership program for fun, intellectual types around town to mix and mingle, become a Catalyst and take advantage of all HMNS has to offer.

HMNS Catalysts Membership Levels:

** Fair Market Values updated and active as of 6/1/2020.

HMNS Catalysts enjoy basic Museum member benefits, plus invitations to exclusive HMNS Catalysts social events.

*HMNS Catalysts events are strictly for adults ages 21 and up.

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Exclusive Catalysts-Only Events

Give a George to the George Fundraiser
July 9 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars by making a generous donation of $25 or more to the George Observatory. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine with delicious hors d’oeuvres while you experience our renovated Expedition Center with the rest of the Catalysts. Conclude your evening by spending time on our deck while you listen to experts talk about the galaxy and watch a real time camera feed from telescopes admiring the beauty of space.

Once your donation is processed, you will receive an email with your invitation to the event. Event includes park entry at no additional cost plus two drink tickets.

(Benefits valued at $25 per person)

About the Give a George for the George Campaign:

Write a new science chapter for Fort Bend County and make twice the impact, thanks to an extremely generous $50,000 matching grant opportunity by The George Foundation.

The George Observatory reopened to the public on Friday, March 19 after nearly two years undergoing an extreme makeover. First opened in the fall of 1989, the observatory was closed for long-awaited renovations since 2019. The observatory is uniquely placed within a 30 minute drive of a major metropolitan area, giving access to the wonder of space to seven million Houstonians who have lost visual contact with the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Here, astronomy becomes real.

There has been a major redesign of all interior exhibits, including new displays in the main exhibit hall, classroom, and Expedition Center. There are also new video feeds for stargazing as well as the solar camera. Exterior repairs include new roofing and repainting of the three telescope domes, and the replacement of railings on the observation deck. All new education and outreach programs will be introduced in the summer and fall.

Catalysts After Hours: Victoria
September 7 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Hop into the Cretaceous period with an engaging and informative discussion with our friend, paleontologist and geologist James Edward Washington III, as he talks about the world’s largest and most complete touring skeleton, Victoria: The T.rex. In addition, he will explain the history of how this T. rex became the most famous dinosaur of all time. From fragmented remains discovered and misidentified in the American west during the end of the nineteenth century, to its officially scientific description in 1905. From King Kong, to The Land Before Time to Jurassic Park, T. rex has grown more and more prominent in the global spectrum.

Catalysts Yoga

HMNS Catalysts Yoga: Virtual
July 13| 6:30PM-7:30PM

Step into your own yoga studio while jamming out to your favorite playlist. Our pre-recorded session* with Yoga Instructor Auhona Hoq will be available all day, so get your yoga on wherever, whenever!
*Yoga video will be available for only 24 hours on day of the event

HMNS Catalysts Yoga
September 9| 6:30PM-7:30PM

Roll out your yoga mats and prepare for an enlightening evening of yoga with HMNS. Perfect for avid yogis or beginners. Come out to this limited event, learn and have fun!

HMNS Catalysts Yoga: Virtual
November 9| 6:30PM-7:30PM

Step into your own yoga studio while jamming out to your favorite playlist. Our pre-recorded session* with Yoga Instructor Auhona Hoq will be available all day, so get your yoga on wherever, whenever!
*Yoga video will be available for only 24 hours on day of the event

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

Hours
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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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