Join us at HMNS at Sugar Land this Friday, Nov. 16 as we celebrate our brand new, 2,000-gallon aquarium. Bring the whole family and indulge your inner kid with a museum-wide game of Go Fish. Kids will learn all about fish habitats with interactive activities, crafts and snackage for the whole family. And if you make a donation to support the maintenance of our new tank, you can choose your very own fish to release in the tank or leave your mark on a decorative tile.
Friday Family Fun Night: Go Fish! is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for the public, $10 for members.
Via Colori 2011
Then on Saturday, join HMNS downtown for Via Colori, a street painting festival that’ll make you question everything you thought you knew about sidewalk chalk. We’ll be set up at the Anadarko Family Zone at the Houston Public Library Plaza. Find us on the Family Stage from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for live chemistry demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and meet some of our creepiest, crawliest museum critters.
You’ve probably heard what today is by now: Finnish/Swedish Heritage Day!
Just kidding. It is a day for celebrating Finnish Swedes and Swedish Finns (not Swedish Fish) — but it’s also Election Day, if you hadn’t gathered.
If you’re as over-saturated by the election as we are at this point (we are about on par with this little girl), we suggest you look ahead a few sunrises from now to the most important meal of the day — breakfast.
This Saturday, Nov. 10, start your day with world-renowned curator and all-around hoot Dr. Bob Bakker. We’re serving up the bacon with Bakker from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and some of the staff that put the whole paleo party together.
Guests can meet Dr. Bakker, watch his special presentation geared especially to kids, participate in dinosaur activities and enjoy nibbles and noms with the Bakkster.
Tickets are $40 for the general public, $30 for members and may be purchased online here. Children under 1 year old are admitted free; all children must have adult supervision.
For more information, click here.
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