HMNS at Sugar Land tickets -
- Adult: USD 12
- Child: USD 9
- Senior (62+): USD 9
- Houston museum of natural science at sugar land admission for Members: Free
HMNS at Sugar Land Summer Hours -
- Monday – Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
- Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land opened on October 3, 2009 and is set inside a building that was formerly the Main Unit of the Central State Prison Farm. Located about 23 miles from Houston, this is a satellite museum of Houston Museum of Natural Science. Offering a range of educational and interactive exhibits, this museum has something to offer to people of varied age groups and interests. Additionally, you can also rent this museum to arranging events and parties.
Here are some of the exhibitions and attractions at HMNS at Sugar Land.
- Collection of History, Mystery and Wonder – Features eight small galleries with collections of life-sized animals by Madame Curious.
- Salt Water Aquarium (Permanent Collection) – This 2000-gallon giant salt-water aquarium is home to variety of aquatic life including tangs, triggerfish, butterfly fish, live coral, sea anemones, starfish, sea urchins, cleaner crabs, banded coral shrimp, harlequin shrimp, and more.
- Microscope Lab (Permanent Collection) – Walk through 8 research grade microscopes that are used study to sand samples from around the world.
- Dig Pit – Dig for many species of cast fossil dinosaurs with the help of “Can you find it” chart.
- Digital Dome Theatre (Permanent Collection) – Come here to embark on space missions like exploring black holes and solar systems, piloting a nano-scale submarine and an ROV, and so much more.
- Science on a Sphere (Permanent Collection) – A ten-foot-wide giant animated globe suspended up in the air uses advanced imaging techniques to create an illusion of our planet rotating in the air.
- Art Gallery (Permanent Collection) – A gallery to showcase the talent of kids from local schools. The exhibits change every month.
- Life Science – Features a collection of living frogs like Giant African Bullfrog, Amazon Milk Frogs, Vietnamese Mossy Frogs, Surinam Toads and many more.
- Earth Science – Features huge mineral specimens, crystallized slices of petrified wood, and fossils.
- Space Science – Features images produced by the Hubble Telescope.
- Hall of Palaeontology – Features many dinos including the Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, and Stegosaurus.
- Discovery Works – Features machines like levers, pulleys and gears. Kids love it here.
HMNS at Sugar Land offers great interactive educational classes like Labs on Demand, ConocoPhillips Techno Science Labs, Earth Science Labs, Time Labs, Wildlife Labs, Dissection Labs and many more.
After wondering through the museum head to its store where you can look for and buy educational and child-friendly toys, science kits, experiments, books, DVDs, unique gifts, and souvenirs.
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