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George Observatory Boy Scouts - Astronomy Merit Badge

 

Astronomy: Study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky. Telescope viewing included, weather permitting. (Prerequisite 6b).

 

Bring a sack lunch.

 

Members $25, Tickets $35

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

 

Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome's Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? This exhibit provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators. This exhibit also explorers the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation, and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom. Original armor and related archaeological artifacts from the Colosseum and other Italian museums are included. Organized by Contemporanea Projetti, srl and Expona in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome.

 

Member Opening: Friday, March 10. Member tickets $12. MEMBERS: please log in to see and reserve Members' First Weekend tickets.

 

Public Opening: Monday, March 13. Adult tickets $30.

 

 

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum Members Event

 

Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators.

May the Fourth Be With You Mixer

 

Houston we've detected signs of intelligent life...at Mixers & Elixirs! Head over to HMNS for our May the Fourth Be With You party. Celebrate your inner rebel while enjoying music and drinks. Party or party not. There is no try.

 

Band: Space Rockers

 

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

 

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

 

Members $15, Tickets $25

Sweet - A Tasty Journey

 

Unwrap a world of flavorful fun in an interactive and magical setting! Explore the world of all that's sweet as you learn about candy ingredients from a 'farm to fork' perspective. Get the stories behind the label, go on an educational journey into the nuts and bolts of the candy and chocolate-making process and read the fascinating stories of famous candy makers and chocolatiers. Or think about candy in a new way as you learn the role it plays in celebrations and special occasions around the world. From artistic graphics, to the Rock Candy Mountain, to video and audio displays, this exhibit holds the perfect blend of education techniques....plus all out fun!

 

Members $3, Public $16

Sweet: A Tasty Journey Members Event in HMNS at Sugar Land

 

Children's crafts, refreshments and cash bar

 

Sweet: A Tasty Journey takes a nostalgic look at the confections beloved by generations of Americans. The exhibition serves a healthy helping of brain food, teaching all about California's "farm to fork" role in candy-making.

 

Please log in for member ticket availability.

 

This is a members-only event! To join, visit www.hmns.org/membership.

 

The Big Bang Ball After Party

HMNS and our Gala Chairs are inviting young professionals to attend the 2017 Gala: The Big Bang Ball- After Party. Guests will enjoy the latter half of the event, including drinks, dancing, nitro treats and participation in our silent auction. Tickets for Catalyst Members are being offered at a membership rate of $125. Please provide each guests’ name if purchasing additional tickets. For questions or more information please contact Emily Brents at ebrents@hmns.org or 713.639.4729.

 

Note: There will be no physical tickets for this event. Guests will check in at the museum entrance with their photo ID.

Benefactor

  • Membership benefits for two adults and up to four children and grandchildren age 18 and under.
  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Early & discounted registration for X·plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

PLUS:

  • Invitation for four guests to Members- only exhibition previews and events.
  • Invitation for two to one President s Circle event per year.
  • Two free tickets for admission to special exhibitions.
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for X·plorations summer camps.
  • 20% total discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.

Discoverer

  • Membership benefits for two adults and up to four children and grandchildren age 18 and under.
  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Early & discounted registration for X·plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

PLUS:

  • Invitation for two guests to Members- only exhibition previews and events.
  • Two free tickets for admission to special exhibitions.
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for X·plorations summer camps.
  • 20% total discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.

Family Flex

Membership benefits for up to 10 people

 

  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

 

PLUS

 

  • 20% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • PRIORITY registration for X·plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.

Family Plus

Membership benefits for two adults and four children, PLUS member benefits for one additional adult or one additional child.

 

  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

 

PLUS

 

  • 15% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Early & discounted registration for X·plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.

 

Family

  • Membership benefits for two adults and up to four children and grandchildren age 18 and under.
  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Early & discounted registration for X·plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

Dual

  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round for two adults.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members' magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

Individual

  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round for one person.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in all Museum shops.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members' magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

Mummies of the World

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presenting a never before seen collection of naturally and internationally preserved human and animal mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years.

 

Visitors embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multimedia exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific studies of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.

 

NOW OPEN

 

HMNS Catalysts Family

Membership benefits for two adults and four children.

 

  • Unlimited free admission to HMNS exhibit halls year-round.
  • Free admission to the permanent exhibitions at the new Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
  • Discount admission to all ticketed special exhibitions, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and the Burke Baker Dome Theatre.
  • Reduced rates for lectures, classes and special events.
  • Free subscription to MuseumNews members  magazine and calendar.
  • Invitations to Members-only special events, previews, and Stargazing Nights.
  • Members-only ticket line.

 

PLUS

 

  • Invitation for two adults to exclusive HMNS Catalysts social events (once per quarter); complimentary drinks and light bites.
  • Discounted tickets ($15) to all HMNS Catalysts events for two friends (Code: YP$10OFF)
  • Two free tickets to each summer-series Mixers & Elixirs events (valid with phone sales and on-site at box office)
  • Early & discounted registration for X-plorations summer camps for children and grandchildren.
  • All HMNS Catalysts events are strictly for adults ages 21 and up.

 

HMNS Catalysts Dual

HMNS Catalysts Dual Membership - $125

 

**Dual Membership Benefits, plus the following:

 

• Basic Member Benefits for two people

 

• Invitation for two to exclusive YP social events (once per quarter) complimentary drinks and light bites

 

• Discounted tickets ($15) to all YP events for two friends (Code: YP$5off)

 

• Two free tickets to all Mixers & Elixirs (valid with phone sales and on-site at box office)

 

(Benefits valued at $80.00)

 

HMNS Catalysts Individual

HMNS Catalysts Individual Membership - $100

 

**Individual Membership Benefits, plus the following:

 

• Basic Member Benefits for one person

 

• Invitation for one to exclusive YP social events (once per quarter) complimentary drinks and light bites

 

• Discounted ticket ($15) to all YP events for one friend (Code: YP$5off)

 

• One free ticket to all Mixers & Elixirs (valid with phone sales and on-site at box office)

 

(Benefits valued at $40.00)

 

Before Camp

Campers must be checked in at the sign-in table in the museum each morning. Campers are supervised as they play games or watch a movie. Campers are escorted to their camp room at 10 AM.

SL - Before Camp

Campers must be checked in at the sign-in table each morning.

Campers are supervised and can participate in various games and/or craft activities.

Campers are escorted to their camp room at 10 AM.

 

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