Summer Fun at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land


The new Hall of Paleontology.

The new Hall of Paleontology.

Your family will flip over Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) at Sugar Land’s new special summer exhibit, Amusement Park Science. Learn about the physics of a roller coaster’s flips and dips as you interact with the K’Nex activity area, design and build your own coaster and manipulate models like The Rotor, Magnetic Circus and Wacky Waves.

See a teeming underwater world in the new 2,000 salt water aquarium, which is home to triggerfish, tangs, butterfly fish, live coral, anemones, starfish, sea urchins and hermit crabs among other underwater wonders. Then, dig a little deeper at the new Hall of Paleontology, revamped and doubled in size. The new hall features several skeletons, including a Triceratops, as well as a stellar collection of trilobites and a sea crocodile.

Finally, experience the museum’s historic building after-hours at Friday Family Fun Night on July 19th. Get a reaction out of your family with live chemistry demonstrations in the Neon Lab, learn how to conduct your own experiments with every day household objects and then dance the night away in the Digital Dome Planetarium. The festivities start promptly at 6:30 pm and tickets always sell out, so reserve yours early at hmns.org!