Houston Museum of Natural Science

Family Class – Ancient Encounters – Ancient Room

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 – Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

11:00 AM

Note: Free with purchased admission to the museum. Class will meet in Glassell Hall.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Gladiators: Heroes of the Coliseum.

Take your children on a holiday to ancient Rome in the air-conditioned comfort of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to discover how a boy or girl would have lived.

- Tour the tent of a Roman soldier from Legio 13 to discover whatlife was like in the army.

- March with the Roman army.

- Excavate prepared archaeological digs to discover how archaeologists learn about the past.

- Participate in craft and science activities.

- Learn about ancient technology by helping to erect a Roman arch.

- Play Roman games

Cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society


  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Summer Hours, starting June 1st: Free Thursdays: 6-9 pm (with the exception of June 21st – no free hours that day).
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $15 (ages 3-11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $15
    • Seniors (62+): $15
    • Military (with ID): $8
    • Groups (10+): $8
    • School Groups: $3.50
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Free Thursdays: 2-5 pm Roam the Serengeti, walk with dinosaurs and discover the world’s mineral wonders – all for free!

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members $10 for nonmembers with Museum ticket stub and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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