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Book a Birthday or Party

Learn more about how we’ve got birthdays and parties down to a science.

Birthdays & Parties

Your one-stop-shop for party planning!
You’re busy. We’ve got birthdays and parties down to a science, so leave the planning to us. From selecting a theme and deciding on décor, to securing activities and entertainment—we’ve got you covered. Our parties are intended to match your budding scientist’s interests with age-appropriate activities. We know that science and fun are for everyone, so we want to make sure you get to spend your special day in our favorite place: HMNS!


Scouting provides boys and girls self-confidence, ethics and values that will stay with them throughout their lives.
The HMNS Scouting Program offers badge classes for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as enrichment field trips and events at HMNS facilities in Hermann Park, Sugar Land and Brazos Bend State Park, home of the George Observatory. Classes take place on Saturdays during the school year and in week-long day camps during the summer.

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Book a Scouts Event

Learn more about how we can assist Boy and Girl Scouts along their journey of achievement and adventure.

Book an Event After Dark

See what comes alive at the museum after dark.

HMNS After Dark

Have you ever wondered what really happens after dark or overnight at the museum?
Find out what happens at the museum after the sun goes down! Enjoy a fun-filled evening with hands-on activities and scavenger hunts before settling down to sleep among the exhibits.

Rent the Museum

Create the ideal environment to fit any event from 20 to 5,000 guests. From sophisticated and dramatic to out of this world, our distinctive venues offer beautiful settings beyond compare.
Corporate Events
Get out of the office and take a trip back in time, explore space, discover nature’s beauty or visit the wild side. Impress your clients or wow your employees with a one-of-a-kind event!
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Say YES to HMNS! If you’re trying to pop the question for the science lover in your life, there’s no better place than the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
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The Museum is a marriage of the exotic and the exciting, making it the perfect place to celebrate your new life together.
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Group Experiences

We offer discounted admission for groups of 10+.


Hours & Admission

Hours and admission for permanent and special exhibits, and for our special attractions.

Hours & Admission