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Meet the New Manager of Beyond Bones
September 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

I would like to formally introduce myself as the new manager of Beyond Bones. After a full year of working front line, as we like to call it, in the Visitor Services department, I understand that this blog is a trusted source for the latest in science, history, culture and the like and I hope […]

Member Appreciation: Why Join the HMNS Family?
September 6, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

September is Member Appreciation Month here at HMNS! Every weekend will be filled with fun for all. Enjoy stargazing, free Lunar Landing tours and half-off member price tickets for choice venues, starting each Saturday. Featured exhibits will include the Cockrell Butterfly Center, In Focus: A Museum Photography Experience and Death by Natural Causes. Permanent Exhibits […]

September Star Blog
September 5, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter remains in the evening sky, well placed for observing.  Look low in the southwest at dusk for the brightest thing there.   Saturn is also in the evening sky.  Although it is not as bright as Jupiter,  you can find it easily at some distance to the left of Jupiter. Venus and Mars are lost in the Sun’s glare and […]

Back to the Future: How HMNS readied itself for the 21st Century
August 30, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Between the years 1989 and 2009 the Houston Museum of Natural Science greatly expanded its footprint across the Houston-area, furthering its mission beyond its Hermann Park location in very ambitious ways.  The museum’s scope was changing ahead of a new century, because it had too. Just as Houston was evolving, so was the HMNS family, […]

Focus Stacking: How the Museum’s Photographer Captures Focused Images of Tiny Wonders
August 23, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS may be known for its gigantic objects, like towering T. rexes, giant geodes and of course, our 23-ft diameter sculpture, Moon by Luke Jerram. But for every showstopping giant, there are plenty of minute specimens with big scientific value! For example, some of the shells in our newly renovated George W. Strake Hall of […]

The Nature of an Assassin: Harnessing Deadly Killers to Fight Pests
August 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Walking into the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC), one of the first things you’re likely to notice is the sound of a 50-foot waterfall. The conservatory’s high glass ceiling, forest of lush plants and thousands of fluttering butterflies couldn’t be further removed from the sterile, white walls of a science lab. But just beneath the tropical […]

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