Party like an Egyptian: New Ancient Egypt birthday theme makes it easy on your mummy

We’ve got quite the thoughtful gift for your next birthday celebration: a brand new Party Smarty theme for our most petite patrons — Ancient Egypt!

As with all of our Party Smarty offerings, this ancients-inspired shindig includes two hours of noggin-nourishing goodness for 20 kids and 20 parents, with optional add-ons like live animal demonstrations.

In addition to Egyptian-inspired crafts — think sand art and hieroglyphs — we’ll mummify the birthday boy or girl (but skip the burial) and give the whole party a guided tour of our acclaimed new Hall of Ancient Egypt.

Announcing a new Party Smarty theme: Ancient Egypt!

If you’ve got an appetite for even more archaeology, an upgrade to the deluxe party package includes a special sculpting craft for the kiddos to make vases to hold their internal organs toys.

For complete info and pricing on the Party Smarty program, visit our Birthday Parties page on hmns.org or call 713-639-4716.

Release your inner child — and maybe a fishie — at HMNS Sugar Land’s third birthday this Thursday

There is something fishy going on at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.

Literally.

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?

Something fishy is going on at HMNS 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

Come Party at the Museum with Party Smarty!

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?

Party Smarty

Or perhaps he or she loves to watch butterflies excitedly flap their beautiful wings in the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

If your child loves coming to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, allow us to host their birthday party here for an engaging party they won’t forget!

Party Smarty at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is our birthday party program that hosts fun and educational birthday parties. Children learn about natural history and the world around us in an entertaining and visually stimulating way.

In our 90-minute party format, your child chooses a specific theme, and we focus his or her party around that theme. 20-30 minutes are for welcoming guests, while kids do crafts and activities. 30 minutes are allotted for either a tour of the dinosaur hall, entry to the Butterfly Center, or a movie in the Planetarium. Then we come back to the party room to eat cake and sing Happy Birthday!

Party Smarty Gift Bags

Each HMNS birthday party comes with a decorated party room (with special focus on the theme of the party), 6 6-ft tables, table covers, chairs, two parking passes to our garage, and a party coordinator who is in charge of supervising crafts, leading the tour, cutting/passing out cake, and transporting items to and from your car. Balloons, silverware, invitations and thank you cards are available for an extra fee.

We also have add-on presenters to help enhance the party to be even more fun and memorable! We have balloon artists, face painters, magicians, exotic animal presenters, and chemistry demonstrators who can come in to the party to create an extra fun time.

Party Smarty Presenter

We host parties both at our main location downtown and our branch in Sugar Land.

Please call 713-639-4646 or e-mail us at birthdays@hmns.org for more information about our birthday party program—Party Smarty!