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Sweet classes in Sugar Land: Build your own butterfly garden this Saturday
July 30, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Is your yard an ugly caterpillar just waiting to blossom into a beautiful butterfly of landscaping grandeur? Well the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land is here to help. Think of us as the fairy godmother to your languishing larva, and our butterfly gardening course as the magic wand that can turn that […]

Educator How-to: Teach archaeology with edible excavation
July 27, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

It’s time, once again, for our monthly Educator How-To! Today we’ll help you teach kids to keep track of what they find — just like an archaeologist does. Archaeologists keep careful records, as do all scientists. One important way to keep track of their work is by mapping where each artifact is discovered. Show your […]

Bringing the wonder to you: Science on Stage
July 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve got permanent exhibit halls, special exhibitions and an entire basement full of classrooms for camp and education. But did you know that we can bring HMNS to you? HMNS outreach programs — which include Science on Stage, Docents To Go, Wildlife on Wheels, Discovery Dome, Bugs on Wheels and more — can be booked […]

Oh, just another day in the life of exhibits: Installation in pictures (with inanimate commentary)
July 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Done any home improvement projects lately? Us, too! This Monday we installed two new nautical creatures in the new Hall of Paleontology, and we documented one of the installs for you fine people. THIS GUY: Know what he is? He’s a ginormous Eurypterid, otherwise known as a sea scorpion. We don’t know about y’all, but […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

Butterfly Pinning How To

Have you ever seen a piece of art or craft that you think to yourself “I could do that!” but of course you never act on it?  Well, some people do act on that impulse and I’m going to show you how to do just that.  Every now and then I get a phone call from […]

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From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

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

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

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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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