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Bakker blogs: You can’t have a dinosaur as a pet, but you sure can pet a dinosaur!
May 31, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

You know that saying, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose”? Well this is like that. Sort of. We know you can’t actually adopt a dinosaur for a pet, but you can pet a dinosaur at HMNS’ new Hall of Paleontology! Curator Dr. Bob Bakker […]

Discovery Dome hits the George Observatory for weekends this summer!
May 30, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Summers at the George Observatory are about to get a whole lot sweeter. In addition to our normal (but extraordinary) telescope viewings and astronomy lectures, beginning June 1, we’ll also have our portable planetarium — the Discovery Dome — on-hand Friday and Saturday nights through Aug. 25. This young astronomer loves the Discovery Dome! Each […]

Member mania over the new Hall of Paleontology: Read their feedback and get here yourself!
May 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Since our new Hall of Paleontology opened to museum members on Friday we’ve received an outpouring of responses from museum-goers of all ages. It was starting to make our head spin, so we compiled some choice reactions here to share with you! See what your fellow Houstonians are saying about what’s being called one of […]

Send your girls careening toward a career in hard sciences with HMNS summer camps
May 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Let your young lady soar with HMNS’ Careers in Science program, designed to encourage girls to explore, well, careers in science! The Careers in Science curriculum offers three classes: Paleontology, Biology and Chemistry. At the Paleontology class, participants meet off-site and dig into history to uncover 45 million-year-old fossils from locations on the banks of […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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