About the Event & Sponsorships
The Houston Bar Association (HBA) Energy Law Section and the Houston Producers Forum (HPF) invite you to their 2023 Spring Social. Located in the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science - 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030 - experience the most technologically-advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the world.
Visitors enter the expansive 30,000 square feet exhibit — almost the size of a football field — by stepping out of the elevator onto a 21st-century offshore drilling rig. Not far away, the Geovator takes visitors on a fantastic voyage plunging down through the museum floors into the earth, then back in time to the Cretaceous period for an attack by hungry pteranodons and a meteor strike.
The Eagle Ford Shale Experience, a.k.a. the “EFX 3000,” beckons visitors to step aboard for a wild ride out to prime Texas shale oil and gas drilling country and down into the borehole of an oil well, made real with curved projection techniques and mechanical motion effects. Reduced to microscopic size, the craft ventures into the narrow spaces of a hydraulic micro-fracture, surrounded by seemingly massive grains of proppant. Things may get a little dodgy for a bit, but the EFX makes a safe return to the museum!
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THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023
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Wiess Energy Hall | HMNS
5555 Hermann Park Dr.,
Houston, TX 77030
The Wiess Energy Hall is the most technologically-advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the world. Visitors enter the expansive 30,000 square feet exhibit — almost the size of a football field — by stepping out of the elevator onto a 21st-century offshore drilling rig.
The energy value chain is brought to life in “Energy City,” a 2,500-square-foot 3-D landscape representing Houston, the surrounding coastal waters, and the terrain of southeast and central Texas.
The Unconventional Hydrocarbon Revolution enlightens visitors on how shale oil and shale gas have transformed the U.S. energy picture and delves into the growing importance of renewable energy sources, as well as experimental and cutting-edge technology happening right now — and in the future.
Finally, the “Energy Jukebox” featuring “PowerPlayz,” a collection of ten inescapably catchy songs that explore topics including conservation, renewable energy, biomass, hydrogen power, nuclear fission, oil, natural gas, unconventional hydrocarbons, electricity and thermonuclear fusion.
HMNS at Hermann Park has a parking garage attached directly to the building. Parking in the HMNS garage is a flat rate for the duration of your visit, and cannot be reserved in advance. Parking is per entry/exit. Members pay $10 and non-members pay $30.
Parking can be paid for at the Box Office, Gift Shop, or one of the kiosks. Please pay before exiting the garage..
For your convenience, below is a list of alternative parking options in the surrounding area. Additional free parking options include:
Free 3-hour parking lot at the McGovern Centennial Gardens (Lot C)
Free 3-hour parking lot directly off the traffic circle, by the statue of Sam Houston (Lot A)
Free daily parking near the Zoo (Lots D, E, F, G, and H)
Limited free parking spots in front of HMNS on Caroline Street
Limited free Handicap Reserved parking spots along Herman Park Drive
HBA/HPF SPRING SOCIAL
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HBA/HPF Spring Social
Thursday, Apr 13, 2023
Wiess Energy Hall | HMNS
5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030