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Take an #HMNS UNselfie for #GivingTuesday
November 30, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Katie Conlan With our world-class collections, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a popular place to take selfies. Just search #HMNS on Facebook or Instagram and you’ll find a trove of smiling faces in front of dinosaurs or having close encounters with the resident butterflies! Who wouldn’t want a selfie with a Tyrannosaurus […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 11/30-12/6
November 30, 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!  Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Ethan and Avery Lee (ages 4-6). Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our brand-new Block Party interactive play area and […]

Sports Science: Football
November 29, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The fourth Thursday in November is the perfect time to spend time with family, eat some home-cooked comfort food, and watch grown men throw around an inflated pig bladder. That’s right, folks; the world’s first American football was actually an inflated pig bladder, hence the nickname “pigskin.” Don’t worry, modern footballs are made of leather […]

From HMNS to Your Family…
November 26, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

  Holiday Hours: The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open for extended hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. over the weekend. Regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Monday, Nov. 30. If you’ve got room for seconds, come see our wild turkey specimen […]

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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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