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Enter the “Take a Ride on the Wild Side!” Sweepstakes
February 23, 2012 · 80 Comments

Houston is no stranger to severe weather. Within the past few months we’ve experienced both a drought and flooding.  Hurricanes and ice storms have shut the city down for days. Most residents have a story about witnessing extreme weather conditions, from hurricanes to tornadoes, but never quite like this… Tornado Alley 3D opens March 9 […]

Come Party at the Museum with Party Smarty!
February 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is by Alex Pivateau, the Museum’s Birthday Party Manager! Does your child love to stroll amongst jaw-droppingly gigantic dinosaurs? Does he or she enjoy exploring outer space in our Planetarium? Or perhaps he or she loves to watch butterflies excitedly flap their beautiful wings in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. If your child loves […]

Every Grain of Sand: Shale gas and Hydraulic Fracturing
February 1, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

We all hear about shale gas being the next big thing in energy, but what is it?  The quick retort is that it’s gas in shale, but what does that mean? The gas is a natural gas so it is a series of hydrogen and carbon linked in gaseous forms.  This includes gases like methane […]

The Emancipation Proclamation is coming to a museum near you.
January 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

There is a very brief window of opportunity, from Thursday, Feb. 16 to Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, to see the original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Currently the museum is hosting an exhibit on the Civil War, entitled Discovering the Civil War. This exhibit, organized by the National Archives […]


HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


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George Observatory

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

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
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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