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.
There is something fishy going on at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
HMNS Sugar Land is celebrating a very special third birthday this Thursday, and with it, they’re unveiling a very watery gift for guests: a brand new, 2,000 gallon aquarium!
Who wants to Go Fish! in Sugar Land?
Patrons will get a peek at the just-expanded paleontology hall and release their inner kiddo with an adults-only party that’s fit for a 3-year old. Dig into a buffet full of childhood comfort food and bid on live auction items — like the chance to release the aquarium’s very first fish!
All proceeds benefit HMNS Sugar Land and its programming. Call Kristina Thompson at 281-313-2277, ext. 123 for ticket information.
What: HMNS Sugar Land Third Birthday Party
Where: HMNS at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $50; advance purchase required
Looking for a Halloween celebration that’s more treat and less trick?
Join us at HMNS Sugar Land on Sunday, Oct. 28 for Spooktacular, a costumed celebration for the whole family! This kid-friendly party includes our Spook House, a mad scientist, and a creepy entomologist who will offer a different kind of Halloween treat — this one with a crispy bug.
While you’re there, try your hand at our roach race track, participate in holiday crafts and leave with a treat bag! All Spooktacular activities are included with the price of general admission, so explore our museum halls while you’re here.
For more info on Spooktacular and other HMNS Sugar Land programming, click here.
What: HMNS Sugar Land Spooktacular
When: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
How Much: FREE with general admission