Meet TORO and the Houston Texans cheerleaders at HMNS Sugar Land this weekend — for FREE!

Conservation Quest, sponsored by Reliant, An NRG Company and HMNS Sugar Land’s newest exhibition, is bringing you a day of learning and fun this Saturday afternoon.

Meet TORO, the official mascot of the Houston Texans, hobnob with the lovely Houston Texans cheerleaders and learn about making smart energy choices with Conservation Quest. Sponsored by Reliant, this interactive special exhibition teaches kids all about energy — where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s so important to use it wisely.

Conservation Quest™We’ll be bringing out our mobile Smart House, while indoors the Reliant Kids Zone will feature an interactive, educational computer game, a photo booth, a balloon artist and more.

Tickets include a BBQ lunch, ice cream sundae bar, an open wine and beer bar for the grown folk — plus face-painting for the kiddos!

What: Conservation Quest + Reliant Museum Day Event
When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: HMNS at Sugar Land
How much: FREE for members; $5 for the general public

Quest for Conservation: New Sugar Land exhibit teaches smart energy use

Think of it as mission possible.

A new exhibition is set to hit HMNS Sugar Land Sept. 21 that aims to teach patrons all about energy — where we come from, how we use it, and how we can use it effectively and efficiently.

Conservation Quest™

Sponsored by Reliant, an NRG Company, Conservation Quest™ uses interactive exhibits to relay important messages about energy conservation that will hopefully inspire the next generation to make thoughtful choices about energy use.

Visitors can turn cranks to compare the amount of energy required to light up a traditional light bulb versus an LED light, as well as learn about the cost and longevity of different types of bulbs.

Families can determine their average daily electricity use and play with appliances to sample ways to use less.

Renewable energy has a moment in the sun, too, in a Solar Energy section where patrons explore the science behind solar panels.

To learn more about Conservation Quest and book your visit to HMNS Sugar Land today, click here!

Fall for energy conservation: A tip as we (hopefully) approach cooler temps

Summer’s almost gone — and with it, my white linen suit and matching white patent dress shoes. *Stares wistfully into space*

September is officially here. Where has all the time gone? It’s the beginning of a new school year, the weather is (finally) starting to become (sort of) cooler, and for many people it’s the time to start preparing for the winter. The crops come in, jellies and preserves are made, and people start to take out their warmer clothing.

1970s Energy Conservation StampAs somewhat cooler temperatures approach — yes, even here in Houston — what better way to spend the month than preparing to save energy?

Spend some time tracking your energy usage. When does it peak? When do you use the least amount of energy? What uses the most electricity? If you have kids (or teach kids), encourage them to do the same. Let us know what you find out!

For more information on energy and conservation, visit our Energy 101 page and get stoked for HMNS Sugar Land’s upcoming exhibit, Conservation Quest.