Explore Nature Outdoors at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and The George Observatory

Curious children and adults are invited to join the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) at Sugar Land outside.  HMNS has announced a reinvigorated commitment to outdoor education with expanded programming and a special traveling exhibition about conservation this summer. As technology attempts to bridge physical and geographical gaps, connecting with others while communing with nature becomes even more important.

The museum’s programming team looked for ways to innovate and inspire students, with new nature experiences on-site, helmed by the director of nature programming Erin Mills. Primarily located in the Outdoor Learning Center and the newly installed pollinator garden at HMNS Sugar Land, the programs change weekly and are for visitors of all ages.

The HMNS team also utilizes Brazos Bend State Park, home of the George Observatory, and one of the most popular state parks in the United States.  Recent studies note that learning outside can spark the imagination in learners of all ages, and seeing local wildlife, big and small, inspires and engages the viewer. The wealth of natural diversity on the park grounds, and the newly-renovated Observatory facilities, make visiting this “classroom” a perfect fit for families of all sizes.

Using place-based experiences at HMNS Sugar Land and the George Observatory, the new nature program gives Fort Bend County residents engaging ways to connect with nature and get to know the world around them.

Contact Kavita Self at kself@hmns.org or visit www.hmns.org/sugarland for more information.