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Upcoming Events

Summer Space Series

Blast off into Our Summer Space Series! 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join our resident space enthusiasts on an exciting journey through our solar system and beyond! Meet Solar System Ambassadors Annie Wargetz and Leonard Ferguson at HMNS Sugar Land as they unravel the wonders of our universe. Delve into the realm of current discoveries, ongoing missions, and a multitude of fascinating space-related topics.

Finish by creating your own space craft to take home and commemorate your cosmic adventure. Included with general admission.

July 20: Blast off into our Summer Space Series! 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In Our Nature

Saturday Nature Series
Learn some beautiful life lessons at HMNS Sugar Land and get to know the world around you. Join us every Saturday in the Outdoor Learning Center and our recently rejuvenated pollinator garden.
Make friends with some of the cutest creepy crawlies around in our bug zoo. Explore how to start your own butterfly garden, and support pollinators in your backyard, or try some nature-based activities. It’s all 100% pure organic fun!
Join us for one of the many fun, informative, hands-on experiences, presented by Nature experts, including our friends at Texas Master Naturalists – Coastal Prairie Chapter.
Check back often, new events are updated weekly, and most are included with general admission.

July 27: Texas Master Naturalists: Craft Your Own Eco-Tote in Plastic-Free July 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
August 3: Make Summer Impressions with Cyanotype Sun Prints 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
August 10 : Texas Master Naturalists: Texas Archeological Sites “Treasure Hunt” 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
August 24: Texas Master Naturalists: Texas Archeological Sites “Treasure Hunt” 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sugar Land Member Night: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion

August 29, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Experience an exciting adventure at HMNS @ Sugar Land as you unravel a mystery and hunt for a priceless treasure. Join the quest to solve the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion by following the clues left behind by archaeologists who vanished from an excavation site in Palenque, Mexico. Along the way, take a break at our craft station and unleash your creativity by crafting a vibrant Mexican mirror.

Don’t miss this thrilling journey into the heart of ancient mysteries!

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Sensory Friendly Events

Three times a year, HMNS at Sugar Land offers Sensory Friendly Events where exhibits and venues are modified to create a sensory neutral environment for those with autism and sensory sensitivities. Sensory Backpacks, which include ear defenders, sunglasses, and fidgets, are available to check out with an ID at the Box Office, and Touch Carts with tactile specimens to explore will be available throughout the museum’s permanent exhibit halls. Pre-registration is required for these events, which take place during the hour before the Museum opens to the public. Tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate. Free permanent exhibit hall admission for Sensory Friendly Events at HMNS at Sugar Land is made possible by proceeds from our annual fundraiser, Jingle Tree. We are grateful to all our generous donors for their support.

2024 Event Dates are:
Saturday, January 27th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 12th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Individuals with disabilities and their families will receive free admission to the permanent exhibit halls for Sensory Friendly Events at HMNS and Sugar Land! Pre-registration is required to access free admission. To pre-register for these events and to book your visit, please email us at

Jingle Tree

November 15-21, 2024

Jingle Tree is back at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land! Honorary Chairs Judi Dai and Catalina Flores-Rau invite you to a week-long celebration – view and bid on fabulous holiday decor. Proceeds support the Museum’s mission of local science education and an expansion of sensory-friendly accessibility programming.