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Sneak preview of HMNS Sugar Land facility

You may have heard that the Houston Museum of Natural Science will be opening a site in Sugar Land on October 3. If you’re in the are Thursday afternoon, you can get a sneak preview of it as they finish up construction. Here are the details if you’re interested.

Join the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the City of Sugar Land, and Newland Communities for a special guided tour of the new satellite facility, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, opening Oct. 3. This project, the result of many years of planning and partnership, was made possible when Newland Communities donated the building to the City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation approved funding for the renovation of the former prison building into a shell of a world class museum to be operated by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Dr. Carolyn Sumners, vice president for the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, will present the fascinating tale behind this historic prison building and give an overview of the floor plans and coming exhibitions before leading guests on a tour of the 43,000 square foot building and the surrounding 5.5 acres.

See where the state-of-the-art Science on a Sphere and Stan, the T-rex, will be installed. Walk through the space of the four permanent galleries, which will reflect the most popular exhibit areas of the main Museum campus. And, get a sneak peak at the view from the second floor where the special exhibit, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, will be housed.

Tour takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. Staff will be on hand to answer questions before and after the tour. Please note: due to the construction, closed-toed shoes and long pants are required on site.

This takes place tomorrow – Thursday, August 27, at 4 PM, at the HMNS-Sugar Land campus, 13016 University Blvd. (at the corner of University and New Territory Blvds.) You can get directions here. Enjoy!

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  1. seek_and_ye_shall_find says:

    Isn’t this the building that the local school district is copying at nearly 30 million dollars to taxpayers?