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Embark on an Archaeological Adventure in Mystery of the Mayan Medallion
May 21, 2024

New exhibit uses critical science subjects to unearth an ancient secret SUGAR LAND, TX — The secrets of an ancient world await in Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land on May 24, 2024. In this immersive exhibit, visitors are transported to Palenque, Mexico, where an […]

The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Presents The Welch Hall: Matter & Motion
February 27, 2024

Quantum Chemistry to Astrophysics Members of the media are invited to attend a special media preview,happening Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HOUSTON, TEXAS— Chemistry is, quite literally, the science of everything. Everything in our universe is made of chemicals, which are made of atoms, which consist of subatomic particles bound by […]

Walk in a Museum Wonderland as Jingle Tree Returns to HMNS at Sugar Land
October 23, 2023

Iconic event celebrates ten years of holiday tradition SUGAR LAND — As temperatures begin to get cooler, and our winter wear begins to see the light of day again, it’s time to take a sleigh ride on over to HMNS at Sugar Land for the ever-popular Jingle Tree festivities – where decking the halls has […]

True Texas Beauty
May 26, 2023

Behold breathtaking painted landscapes from deep in the heart of Texas, when The Art of Texas State Parks opens May 26 HOUSTON, TX—A magnificent aerial view of nighthawks in mid-flight overlooking the expansive Franklin Mountains. A mesmerizing vista of sprawling trees occupying a lush forest. A majestic mission with tolling bells set in its serene […]

A Fin-Tastic Shark Tale
April 14, 2023

“Seas” the day and confront your favorite apex predator up close and personal, when Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths opens May 26 Members of the media are invited to attend a special media preview, happening Thursday, May 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HOUSTON, TX—Fearsomely prowling our oceans, sharks have only […]

Learn About Water Conservation and Protecting the Environment with Ocean Bound! Exhibit
January 25, 2023

City of Sugar Land and HMNS at Sugar Land to debut new collaboration this month SUGAR LAND, TX—When we turn on our faucets, we know that water comes out, but do we know what happens to it afterward? More importantly, do we know how to save it? The City of Sugar Land and the Houston […]

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been a powerful force for science education in Houston for more than 100 years. We continually strive to offer the best, most groundbreaking exhibitions to the public as well as the highest-quality educational opportunities for the millions of patrons including the hundreds of thousands of students who pass […]



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The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science shall be to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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