Family Night at HMNS!

This fall, we’re exploring the fascinating histories of people: the diverse variety you would have met along the Silk Road, the motley crew of a famous pirate ship, and the hopeful migrants who arrived in America through Galveston Island.

During Family Night on Monday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 5 – 8 pm each night, you can meet them all – for reduced entrance fees!

Secrets of the Silk Road – $5 per person
This historic exhibition of 150 objects from China reveals surprising details about the people who lived along the ancient Silk Road. For the first time ever, two of the more than 100 Caucasian mummies found and preserved in the western China’s inhospitable desert sands are being presented in the United States. An impressive array of objects are included in the exhibition to represent the full extent of the Silk Road, where lavish goods, technologies and ideas between East and West were adopted and exchanged.

Preview the Silk Road exhibit in this video!
See more videos from the Silk Road exhibit on Vimeo.

Real Pirates! – $6 per person
Dive into the wreck of the Whydah to discover the true stories of Real Pirates through more than 200 fascinating artifacts in the world’s first exhibition of authentic pirate treasure! Touch real pirate gold and marvel at gold and silver coins from all over the world, cannons, swords, and pistols along with the ship’s massive bell, and discover the advanced technology that revealed these treasures to the modern world.

Real Pirates at HMNS
Climb aboard a replica of a real pirate ship!
See photos from the Real Pirates exhibit on Flickr.

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island – $3 per person
From 1845 to 1924, the Port of Galveston was a major gateway to American immigration. This exhibition is the first of its kind to explore Galveston’s legacy as a port of entry on a national scale. It brings to light the little-known yet rich era of Galveston’s history and importance to the growth of Texas and the American Midwest. While New York’s Ellis Island’s location made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia.

All of these exhibits include entry to the permanent exhibits at HMNS. You can also see a planetarium show for just $2.50 per person during this event!

Hope to see you there!

Family Night at HMNS!
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
5 – 8 pm

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