Support HMNS

With a little generosity from friends like you, our mission can continue. Help HMNS improve our community through natural science education.


All kinds of people volunteer at HMNS, from 18 years old to 118 years old, from science novices to science professionals. They provide vital support throughout the Museum, giving tours to various visiting groups, demonstrations in exhibit halls, presenting outreach programs, and assisting staff behind-the-scenes.

Volunteering is an opportunity to teach others, to learn new things, to meet new people, and to experience a stimulating environment. Some of our volunteers contribute just a few hours a month, while others prefer to work several hours each week. Together, they contribute more than 55,000 hours of their time to the Museum each year.

Opportunities: No matter what your interest, we have a volunteer opportunity to excite and inspire you!

Getting Started: Check out our guidelines and find out how to get started as a volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

Current Volunteers: Already a volunteer? Visit our Digital Diplodocus, our online volunteer resource.


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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

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
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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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.