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Butterfly Center

Help us thank the birds and bees (and bats, moths and flies!) during National Pollinator Week
June 14, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

For the next several paragraphs, we’ll be talking about a few very special flying creatures (and some others) that are called pollinators — to whom we owe huge thanks for providing much of the food we eat!  Without these pollinators to carry their pollen from flower to flower, plants could not form fruits or seeds […]

The Butterfly Center beat: Everything you ever wanted to know about raising Atlas moths
February 7, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large moth belonging to the Saturniidae family. Saturniids, familiarly called giant silk moths, include some of the largest species of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). Two local species that may be familiar to readers are the polyphemus and luna moths. Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the […]

STEM & GEMS, Part II: The science of raising butterflies is Celeste Poorte’s specialty
January 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: In anticipation of our upcoming GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event on Feb. 8, we interviewed several women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. Last week, we interviewed Air Liquide’s Victoria Rockwell. This week we’re featuring Celeste Poorte, Butterfly Rearing Coordinator at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the […]

Family time & me time: Have the best of both at HMNS this holiday season
December 23, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

It’s the holiday season – full of food, festivities and family. Sure, you look forward to this month year-round, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get sick of it. Conversations start to get stale, your mother (or worse – mother-in-law) won’t let you stop stuffing your face, and you begin to worry that none of […]


HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

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DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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