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HMNS Wants You! (To Help Monitor Texas Butterflies)

With the start of summer, people around the state are looking for fun activities to fill the long summer months. Citizen Science is a great way to learn, have fun, and contribute to important research all at once. For people who enjoy looking at our beautiful native butterflies, the newly formed Texas Butterfly Monitoring Network is a fun and easy way to engage in Citizen Science and also learn your local butterflies! There are more butterfly species in Texas than…

Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale This Saturday!

  Spring is in the air and the Houston Museum of Natural Science Spring Plant Sale is right around the corner! If you are in need of plants, we will have thousands! There will be over 20 different species of host plants for butterflies, over 100 different species of nectar plants for all hungry pollinators, and some fun exotic, edible, and ornamentals to choose from. We will be offering packages of lady bugs as a natural way to control garden…

Cockrell Butterfly Center Fall Plant Sale

    Day: Saturday September 30, 2017 Time: 9am-noon *Location CHANGE*: Ground level. Outside of the HMNS main entrance by the Sun Dial   Some people might not think that fall is an important time to add plants to your garden, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Here in Houston, fall is a very active time for the butterflies and other pollinators. The fall monarch migration is currently making its way through our area and will be continuing…

Play the Butterfly Life Cycle Game!

By Jennifer Moore, HMNS Outreach Presenter With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. We’re going to act out all the stages a butterfly goes through as it grows!  Butterflies don't grow up like people do. Humans go through some changes as we get older, like getting taller. Can you still wear the clothes you…

HMNS at Hermann Park

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


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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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DST = Daylight Savings Time.
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