The Houston Museum of Natural Science is partnering with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to help save lives!
Enjoy the museum on any budget. HMNS offers free museum hours on Thursdays from 2 – 5 p.m. in our permanent exhibit halls. Only the permanent exhibit halls will be open for Free Thursday.
The best way to explore the museum for free any time is with a museum membership. Members always get into permanent exhibit halls for free and have access to discounted pricing on the other venues, lectures, programs, summer camp, and more.
Please Note: Appointments preferred, and face masks are required. Click on any link below to make an appointment online.
Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston
5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
Thursday, April 22, 2021: Schedule Your Appointment 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 2021: Schedule Your Appointment 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Thursday, May 06, 2021: Schedule Your Appointment 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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As of June 15, 2020, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is using the Roche Diagnostics Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Test and the Ortho VITROS Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG. These tests are authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization, which means it can be used only during the time of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis. This test is authorized by the FDA only for detecting the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and is not intended for diagnosis of COVID-19.
The Blood Center is inviting donors who test positive for the antibodies to return and give convalescent plasma to help patients recover in local hospitals.