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Give Back and Help the Scientists of Tomorrow #GivingTuesday

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At HMNS, our love of learning is evident in everything we do. We provide education programs for ALL age groups, from interactive labs for students to world-class exhibit halls to phenomenal films in our Burke Baker Planetarium and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Help us inspire philanthropy and encourage charitable giving during the holiday season by showing your support for HMNS. Your gift will play a pivotal role in introducing our 500,000 annual student visitors to the wonders of science and the awe of our natural world.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Help HMNS reach its  Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $10,000!

You can be part of #GivingTuesday by showing your support of the Houston Museum of Natural Science! Make your gift of any size, then be sure to share your participation on Facebook and Twitter, using #GivingTuesday and #HMNS hashtags.

  1. Donate Today!
  2. Share #GivingTuesday and #HMNS on social media!
  3. Tell your network why you supported HMNS this Giving Tuesday! Download the #UNselfie form.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: How will the money be used?

A: Unless otherwise instructed by the donor, all Giving Tuesday donations will be directed to the Museum’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the heart of the Museum’s fundraising efforts and provides for the basic needs of the institution.

Q: Are gifts tax-deductible?

A: The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have any additional questions about Giving Tuesday or giving in general, please contact us at 713.639.4629 or development@hmns.org.

Thank you so much for your participation in #GivingTuesday. Every dollar makes a difference!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday uses the power of social media to inspire people give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. #GivingTuesday!

Our New Holiday Shopping Guide is Here!

On the hunt for that perfect gift for the science lovers on your list? Let HMNS’s Museum Store help you out. View our Holiday Gift Guide for inspiration or browse our store. From a dino plush for your little scientist to pi plates for the chef or a periodic collar for the canine in your life, there’s something for everyone!

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Make the Holidays Merry and Bright With Your Very Own Jingle Tree!

_kjr3238The holiday season is a magical time – make it even more so at HMNS at Sugar Land with one of Fort Bend’s most anticipated holiday traditions! Jingle Tree features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up for bid in a six-day long, online silent auction. Our special touch? The trees are sponsored and decorated by Fort Bend designers, museum supporters, local celebrities and artistic visionaries! 

Jingle Tree is a festive way to support HMNS at Sugar Land’s mission of science education while helping provide science enrichment to local underserved populations. We hope this annual event will continue to be an integral part of your holiday season! 

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Bubbles, Bites and Belles – Holiday Coffee
Tuesday November 15 | 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Tickets $35

This fabulous private event will allow you to see the trees up close and perhaps even “pre-buy” the one you fall in love with! Indulge in bubbly mimosas and delicious bites, or add to the fun at Santa’s Little Helpers coffee bar, where you can purchase festive holiday drinks. Enjoy the museum and socialize with old friends or make new ones at our holiday coffee!

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Jingle, Jingle, Mix ‘n Mingle – Happy Hour & Auction Close
Thursday November 17 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets $50

Bring your friends for an evening of tree viewing, on-line bidding, a fabulous live auction, unique raffle items and delectable food. Enjoy our complimentary signature cocktail, the Jingle Jangle, or visit the cash bar for your drink of choice. It’s your final chance to bring home your favorite tree! All bids close that evening at 8:15 pm, you won’t want to miss it!

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Jingle Tree is a festive way to support HMNS at Sugar Land’s mission of science education, while helping provide science enrichment to local underserved populations. Our local museum lets visitors see how intriguing and FUN science can be! We hope you’ll join our list of science education champions!

We are very grateful for our generous sponsors who made the Jingle Tree events possible. 

So many people have dedicated their time and effort to make Jingle Tree possible. We wholeheartedly thank these leaders.

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Art and the Animal: The Society of Animal Artists 56th Annual Members Exhibition at HMNS

Matthew Hillier – “Snowy In The Shallows”

Matthew Hillier – “Snowy In The Shallows”

Opening soon at HMNS –  Art and the Animal: The Society of Animal Artists 56th Annual Members Exhibition

September 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017

The Society of Animal Artists (SAA), founded in 1960, is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations.

Barn owl by Simon Gudgeon, Life size, bronze and mild steel, limited edition of 12

Barn owl by Simon Gudgeon, Life size, bronze and mild steel, limited edition of 12

It is the mission of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) to educate the public on the fact that the genre of animal art is no different than the various art forms which focus on the human figure, landscape, still life, etc. All living creatures are acceptable as subject matter: birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, etc. – both wild and domestic.

Patricia Pepin – “Quietude”

Patricia Pepin – “Quietude”

The Society simply requires that they be depicted correctly, utilizing fine art techniques. All fine art mediums are acceptable: acrylics, oils, watercolor (both opaque and transparent), graphite, pen and ink, scratchboard, ceramic, wood, stone, bronze, etc.

Carrie Cook – “On the Inside Looking Out”

Carrie Cook – “On the Inside Looking Out”

Admission to this exhibit is included with entrance to the permanent exhibit halls.