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A Staple for Butterfly Exhibits: The Rice Paper
July 31, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

One of the most distinctive and easily recognizable insects in the Cockrell Butterfly Center is the rice paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe), also known as the paper kite and the large tree nymph. All these common names allude to the rice paper’s characteristic slow, graceful, and sometimes floppy flight. These butterflies make great, showy additions to […]

Female Leaders, Ancient and Modern: Kara Cooney on Hatshepsut, gender, and power
July 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Throughout history, women in power have been the target of hostility, violence and mistrust. But why? What makes female leadership so objectionable? Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney and Houston native searches for the answer in her new book, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power. Cooney returns to the Houston Museum of Natural Science […]

Handpicked gems meet gold vermeil at Tummino’s Trunk Show
July 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Native Texan Mirta Tummino discovered her talent for jewelry design while working for a Fortune 500 company in Chicago. Her part-time design and metalsmithing studies at the Lillstreet Art Center quickly became a passion when she started selling her one-of-a-kind designs in Chicago area boutiques. As demand grew, Mirta was able to fulfill her true calling […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/27-8/2
July 26, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!  Rocket Day At The George Observatory!Saturday, August 110:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.mBring your junior Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches and a mission to the Moon! […]

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