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Upcoming Events

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.
March 16: Texas Master Naturalists: Explore our Texas Wetlands 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 23: Texas Master Naturalists: Explore our Texas Wetlands 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
March 30: Coastal Charms: Exploring Seashell Stories 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
April 6: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 13: Texas Master Naturalists: What’s the Buzzzz about Native Bees? 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
April 20: Earth Day Festival 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 27: Texas Master Naturalists: What’s the Buzzzz about Native Bees? 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Earth Day Festival

April 20, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us for an inspiring Earth Day event in the pollinator garden at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land on Saturday, April 20, 2024.   

Explore eco-friendly initiatives and sustainable practices, while discovering the importance of biodiversity. It’s a day of interactive education and hands-on fun! 

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