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HMNS Classes - Grades 3-5

Add to Your Calendar: 09/11/2019 11:00 09/11/2019 12:00 America/Chicago HMNS Classes - Grades 3-5 HMNS Classes - Grades 3-5 Houston Museum of Natural Science Deseret Homeschoolers of Southeast Texas deserethomeschoolertx@gmail.com false MM/DD/YYYY aUinrLWZczwYavqgBmQP30959

Date – Time

September 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030 US

Additional Information

There are a total of 9 dates on which we will have classes at the museum.  All classes begin at 11am and last one hour.  The grade ranges we have provided are an estimate.  Parents can choose the class track that will be the best fit for their child, but please understand the teacher will use vocabulary and teaching materials appropriate to the grade range we have listed.

  • Member price is $85/child 

Dates & Topics:

  • 9/11 - On the Hunt
  • 10/9 - Barbarians
  • 11/13 - Light
  • 12/11 - Vikings
  • 1/8 - Shape Science I
  • 2/12 - Behind the Tides
  • 3/25 - Silk Road
  • 4/8 - Falling Fast
  • 5/13 - Survey Says

About HMNS:

Exciting educational programming is offered monthly at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  Explore science, nature and history in interactive science labs which feature specimens, artifacts and laboratory equipment. Labs covering dissection, engineering, and anthropology are offered for students in grades 7 and up, and for the younger set -- dissection, wildlife, biology and time labs are just a few of the topics that will be taught.

Only purchase ticket(s) for your child(ren). Parents and non-participating siblings get entrance to the Permanent Exhibits areas of the museum for FREE on class day. 

All children of the appropriate age attending the class will need to purchase a class spot. Siblings who don’t want to purchase a class spot are welcome to wait in the hallway outside of class or explore the museum with an adult in your party. “Sit ins” will not be allowed in the classroom unless they are too old or too young for the assigned age range for the class. Also, remember these are not ‘drop off’ classes except for students 16 and older (per museum rules), so one adult will need to remain in the class or in the adjoining hallway.

Please remember, your class purchase is not unlike a timed-entry ticket purchase for a movie, play or other 'event' and is nonrefundable and not eligible for date or time changes should your plans or schedule change.

Unless otherwise noted, classes take place at the main Houston Museum of Natural Science location down in the Houston museum district (Hermann Park, the Zoo, etc.) See the map on our site below or visit the museum’s website.

If you wish to do the extra paid activities at the museum (like the Butterfly exhibit, IMAX, special  exhibits, planetarium, etc.) you may purchase tickets at the Box Office on site. Additionally, there are School Group/Field Trip discounted rates available to homeschoolers for which we sometimes make arrangements.

No Food or Drink is allowed in the classrooms or in the Museum Exhibits. You can bring a lunch and eat at the park across the street or at tables in the main entry hall of the museum. There is also a restaurant inside the museum. A warning though, some days (especially in the early spring months) are jam-packed full of public and private school groups and the lines are intolerably long. Those are especially good days to bring a lunch. Remember, though, no food or drink is allowed into the exhibit halls or downstairs in the classrooms. 

Traffic and parking can be tricky some days, so please allow extra travel time to avoid missing class. Homeschoolers can park in the museum garage for a reduced rate, or there is free parking available around Hermann Park.

Unless the museum cancels a class, all class fees are non-refundable. We have committed to paying for the class/event based on the number or registrants and everyone is depending on everyone else’s financial participation to make the event possible. 

NB: HMNS raised their prices for classes this year, so our price reflects that change.


Please try to be inside the museum at least 30 minutes prior to class start time. Check in with museum staff at the kiosk just inside the HMNS main entry hall, across from the Box Office and you will receive your Chaperone Sticker. Let the staffer know you are with Deseret Homeschool and they will check you off the registration list. If there are large school groups, politely work your way up to the kiosk to check in. If the kiosk is not open, proceed to the classrooms in the basement in the new wing underneath the new Paleo Hall. Let the staffer manning the exhibit hall entry door know that you are joining a class with Deseret Homeschool in the basement. Please do not enter classrooms until the instructor is present.  Please sign in on the roster sheet when entering the classroom.

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