Educator Memberships

Educator Memberships and Member Benefits

We love our educators! The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers special discounts on 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!

For more information on pricing and all the benefits you can enjoy as an educator member of the HMNS Member family, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What discounts are available to me as an educator?

Educator Membership Discount

You can get $5 – $50 off your membership purchase just for being an educator! Give proof of employment as an educator to a Box Office cashier at your next visit, or contact our call center at (713) 639-4629. 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/school with discounts on: 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 for more information on these benefits and to flag your existing account as an educator!

What if I’m already a member?

Please email 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 auto-renew 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 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 educator discount during your first year of membership. You can then sign up for auto-renew 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 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 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!


Educators: Refer a Friend!

Museum visits are more fun with a friend! Educators, refer one of your friends, and once they complete their membership purchase and we verify your membership, you’ll both receive two complimentary tickets to Death by Natural Causes dropped directly into your digital member accounts.

Educator referral link: To get your educator membership, email

For more information on how to take advantage of this referral program, see our Frequently Asked Questions below!

How do I refer someone?

To refer a friend, share the referral link provided above. The first page will ask whether or not they are an educator. Once they make their appropriate selection, they’ll be taken to a page to complete their information for their membership account.  They should put your information in the “Who Referred You” section, so you receive your two complimentary tickets once their membership purchase is complete. To complete the referral section, the person you referred will need the following information from you: your first and last name, the full mailing address associated with your membership account, and the email address associated with your membership account. Please email to determine the appropriate information if you are unsure.

How do I sign up for a membership if I was referred by someone?

If someone has referred you, click the referral link above. On the first page, make the appropriate selection depending on whether or not you are an educator. On the next page, complete your information. This information will be used to create your membership account. In the “Who Referred You” section, provide the information for the person who referred you. You will need the following information from the person who referred you: their first and last name, their full mailing address associated with their membership account, and their email address associated with their membership account. Once your membership purchase is complete, you both will receive two complimentary tickets to Death by Natural Causes dropped directly into your digital membership accounts.

If I’m an educator, how do I pay for my membership?

If you selected “yes” to being an educator on the first page, we’ll send you an email to verify your status as an educator once you complete your information on the second page. After we’ve verified your status, we’ll send you a link where you can securely provide payment for your discounted educator membership. Once your payment is processed, your membership is active!

Can I only refer another educator?

No, you are welcome to refer anyone who is looking to join the HMNS member family! Only educators are eligible to receive a discount on their membership, but anyone you refer can receive the two complimentary tickets to Death by Natural Causes dropped directly into their digital membership account once the membership purchase is complete.

You will receive two complimentary tickets to Death by Natural Causes once the person you’ve referred completes their membership purchase whether they are an educator or not.

Do I have to be an educator member to refer someone?

Yes, in order to receive the two complimentary tickets and refer someone, you’ll need to have a current HMNS membership and be flagged as an educator. Click here to join or email to verify your educator status on your current membership!

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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