Travel through time and across continents this Saturday, April 20 with Ancient Encounters at HMNS at Sugar Land. Kid-centric, hands-on activities in the Butterfly Garden will teach young ones about daily life in ancient Egypt.
In partnership with the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, visitors can don pith helmets, investigate tombs, make their own cartouches and count bones to deduce the ancient Egyptian diet. Irrigation techniques and the importance of the great Nile River will be explored with a large model shaduf — all free with the price of admission.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here!
Learn about all types of weather phenomena at HMNS Sugar Land’s next Friday Family Fun Night, this April 5!
Join the intergalactic fact gatherers of Zula Patrol and explore concepts like clouds, precipitation, wind and temperature.
Each patron will receive a playing card and a passport at check-in, inviting them to visit the different areas of “Weather Land” and receive passport credits as they explore different topics.
Once you’ve visited Tornado Alley, Thunder Quarry, Hurricane Cave, Sunny Meadows, The Rain Forest and Blizzard Mountain, you can exchange your full passport for a prize!
Each weather station will have related crafts and activities, and patrons will also enjoy snacks and a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
To learn more about Friday Family Fun Night and purchase your tickets today, click here!
Do the names Bula, Multo, Zeeter, Wizzy or Wigg mean anything to you? They will after a visit to HMNS Sugar Land’s latest exhibit, Zula Patrol: Mission Weather, which teaches kids aged from pre-kindergarten to the third grade and beyond all about Earth’s weather systems with hands-on, interactive activities.
Starting this Friday, this band of intergalactic fact-gatherers (as they’re called) will teach visitors about weather phenomena like clouds, precipitation, wind and temperature.
Based on the popular educational television program of the same name, the Zula Patrol museum exhibition aims to promote an understanding of and an interest in science and astronomy with character-driven storytelling.
Zula Patrol: Mission Weather is on exhibit at HMNS Sugar Land until May 27. For tickets, click here.
HMNS at Sugar Land has quite the pretty new Paleo Hall.
With 5,000 square feet of major mounts (including a Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Giant Ground Sloth), an impressive selection of trilobites, detailed to-scale models and an animated prehistoric aquarium, it’s got more than enough to interest a developing dino-lover or a seasoned fossil expert.
The trilobite section is one of the best in the area.
Check out this fossilized in-ground Stegosaurus!
The Sugar Land Triceratops skeleton features a full tail.
A fossilized prehistoric giant armadillo is just one of the specimens that once existed in the Texas area. To schedule your next visit to HMNS Sugar Land, click here.