Educator Late Night - Knights in Shining Armor


Knights in Shining Armor features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor dating from the medieval period to the 19th century. Separate fact from fiction as you explore cutting edge battlefield technology through the ages and discover unique aspects of the lives of everyday people during this time.

Lecture - The Global Energy Scene: Some things you might not read in the "Times" by Scott W. Tinker


Over the past few decades, a story of "good" and "bad" energy has evolved: renewable good, fossil and nuclear bad. School kids are taught "facts" about energy that sometimes violate economic and even physical principles. Passionate online voices, and even national newspapers, present "ideal world" opinions without fully understanding the upsides and downsides of those scenarios.

Dr. Scott W. Tinker of the Bureau of Economic Geology will present a few global-energy realities that you are unlikely to read in the "Times" and pose a few questions whose answers might challenge what you think you know. As Mark Twain is credited with saying, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."


As the United States considers its position in energy, it is vital to understand the actual facts, real costs and benefits, and true global implications of various policies in order to minimize politics and maximize lasting impact. Tinker will review the considerations--from climate and carbon, to poverty and immigration, to renewable energy and reregulation of electricity markets.


Lecture & Tour - Inauguration of Wiess Energy Hall 3.0 by Paul Bernhard


The largest and most technical innovative energy display in the world, the third installation of the Wiess Energy Hall is opening November 2017. Lead exhibit designer Paul Bernhard will overview of the project with colorful behind-the-scenes stories of the planning and installation process. Following the presentation and Q&A, all are invited on a tour of the Wiess Energy Hall.

Sugar Land - Cookies with Santa


Our family friendly Jingle Tree event, this is your chance to catch Santa and Mrs. Claus during their holiday visit to the museum. Enjoy holiday crafts, the tradition of cookies and milk, but be sure to bring your camera to snap some candids!


Jingle Tree is a festive way to benefit HMNS Sugar Land's mission of science education and helps us provide science enrichment to local underserved populations. We hope this event will grow to be an integral part of your holiday season!


Members $5, Tickets $17


HMNS Permanent Exhibits

Experience a wide variety of fun, informative and exciting adventures for adults and children, including the McGovern Hall of the Americas, Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, Wiess Energy Hall and the brand new Hall of Paleontology.


Your self-guided tour of the HMNS Exhibit Halls may take as little as a half an hour or be an all day event...there is that much to see and learn! Ticket includes return visit privileges for the entire day.


Admission price includes access to all HMNS Exhibit Halls except certain "Special Exhibitions" and the Brown Hall of Entomology. Access to the Brown Hall of Entomology is included with admission to the Cockrell Butterfly Center.


Admission to the Permanent Exhibits is FREE Thursday afternoons. Check the main website for current information.


Members: HMNS permanent exhibits are always free! Adult Tickets: $25.


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