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What’s In A Birthstone?: Garnet
January 16, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Concierge Kathleen Edinburgh gives us some insight on birthstones. The history of birthstones is ancient, varied, and, as all such things from ancient days, has changed much over the course of time. Some attribute birthstone’s origins to the 12 Tribes of Jerusalem, while others related them to the celestial bodies we associate with the […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 13, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

There’s always something to learn at the museum! Whether your New Years resolution is to learn something new or you’re helping your Scout earn badges, HMNS has something for you. Check out our weekly happenings below. Tuesday, January 14 BEHIND THE SCENES – CHALLENGE USING LEGO® BRICKS 6:00 PM · THE ART OF THE BRICK […]

Raining Cats, Not Dogs: A Curator’s Take on our Updated Exhibit
January 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: HMNS Curator of the Hall of Ancient Egypt gives an insider’s look into a newly loaned piece on display.  A new loan in the Hall of Ancient Egypt is an arresting reminder of the fact that Westerners have been making myths (and fun) of Pharaonic Egypt for a very long time. Nineteenth century […]

January Star Blog
January 2, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Venus is even higher in the evening sky this month.  Look in the southwest at dusk for the brightest thing there. Mars is higher in the morning sky each day this month.  Look low in the east at dawn. Jupiter begins to emerge into the morning sky this month.  Look low in the southeast at […]

HMNS 2019: A Year in Review
December 30, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

2019 was such an epic year, we’re counting down 19 of our favorite moments before 2020! This August we renovated our George W. Strake Hall of Malacology. A look into mollusks and the shells they once called home, this permanent exhibit showcases over 1,300 of these underwater gems. Curator Tina Petway is also proud to […]

The Art of the Brick: HMNS Gets Nostalgic About America’s Favorite Toy
December 19, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

The Art of the Brick has settled into its temporary Houston home here at HMNS after an explosive October opening, but the blocks are still a-buzz around the halls. This holiday season we are not only reminiscing fond memories that warm our hearts, but fond LEGO® brick memories that bring smiles to our lips. A […]

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We Don’t Mean To Bug You, But We Have To Tell You About Our Awesome Entomology Collection!

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And · December 21, 2019, 9:45 am

Is the purpose of the “trident” still “a mystery?” Wouldn’t the most likely purpose be sticking the trident out of the sand whilst the rest of the body is buried in the seabed; thus absorbing nutrients(and light, if necessary) without exposing one’s self to larger Trilobite predators? Potentially even blending in with kelp, sea grass—or rather—the ancient equivalents thereof. Thanks!


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