Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Excellence in Science Luncheon



Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Chairs: Courtney and Jason Fertitta, Jennifer and Walter O’Donnell


Excellence in Science Luncheon 2021

At this year’s Excellence in Science Luncheon, attendees will be among the first to witness the unveiling of an exceedingly rare, astonishingly beautiful, and newly discovered treasure that will stagger the imagination and boggle the mind! You will not want to miss hearing first-hand from the intrepid adventurers who risked it all to make it happen.

The Excellence in Science Luncheon is held annually to celebrate achievements in STEM education and to present the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Teaching Excellence Awards and the Evelyn S. Frensley Outstanding Student Awards in Science or Math to two educators and two students from the greater Houston area. These awards are made possible by an endowment fund established by The Cockrell Foundation in 1990.

Tickets and Registration Now Available

To become an underwriter or for information, please contact Margaret O’Donnell, Development Associate, at ScienceLuncheon@hmns.org or 713-639-4761.

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


Get Directions Offering varies by location
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

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Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
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