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Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight!
Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. Become a caterpillar and find your way through a secret, wild world as grass and leaves tower above your head. But beware, the maze includes dead ends, down which lurk poisonous plants and predators waiting to pounce. Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.
This widely acclaimed exhibition consists of some 50 original paintings and preparatory sketches that were inspired not just by the beauty of the subjects, but also by their fascinating ecology and habitat. Brest van Kempen's meticulously executed paintings in rich jewel tones explore the variety of nature and attest to the artist's belief that chief among nature's hallmarks is its diversity.
Experience the thrill of paleontology first-hand! Several species of cast fossil dinosaurs await discovery in the Dig Pit! Budding scientists will be delighted to dig for dinosaurs under the watchful gaze of a prehistoric archelon, the largest sea turtle ever discovered.
Admission to the HMNS at Sugar Land exhibit halls requires a separate ticket purchase.
From a terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex to colorful, living frogs, HMNS at Sugar Land has something for everyone. This satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has permanent galleries reflecting the most popular exhibit areas of the main Museum campus, each of which present required science topics for Texas schools as fun and engaging activities for the whole family.