Houston Museum of Natural Science

Insect Pinning Class

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 – Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019

09:30 AM

Insects are fascinating and beautiful creatures that dominate almost every habitat on Earth. With their spectacular array of sizes, shapes and colors, they can make an interesting and unique memento that can last a lifetime. In this class, Cockrell Butterfly Center director, entomologist Erin Mills, will walk you through basic techniques including collection, identification, relaxation, pinning and mounting. Whether you're interest in insects is scientific or artistic, you are sure to enjoy this class! Supplies and Insects for pinning and mounting will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Member $47, Tickets $37


  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Permanent Exhibits
    • Adult Ticket: $25 (ages 12 and up)
    • Child Ticket: $16 (ages 3–11)
    • Children ages 2 and under: FREE
    • College Students with ID: $16
    • Seniors (62+): $16
    • Military (with ID): $10
    • Groups (10+): $10
    • School Groups (Pre-K–12th Grade): $4
    • Members Pricing:
    • Member Adult: FREE
    • Member Child: FREE
    Permanent Exhibits Free on Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 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. The parking garage is $10 for museum members 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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