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May 28, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Behind The Scenes – The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes Take advantage of a dark, quiet night when the Museum is closed to the public to explore “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.” Instead of a traditional tour, docents will be scattered throughout the exhibition to provide you with intel and clues. Tuesday, May 29, […]

HMNS’ Dino Dash Virtual 5k Gives You The Extra Motivation You Need To Stay Active!
May 25, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Who wants to run a 5k? Me neither! Let’s face it, many of us dream of running in such a mini marathon, but between our busy schedules and our fear of how we will perform, we just can’t muster up the courage to sign up. However, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is changing all […]

Why Not Both: The Story Of A Gynandromorph
May 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

In 2013 a unique aberration made its appearance at the Cockrell Butterfly Center.  A Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) butterfly emerged from its chrysalis with a perfect bilateral split down the center of its body. One side of the butterfly was male, the other was female. Since the Great Southern White is a sexually dimorphic […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
May 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Venomous Bites and Stings – Public Perceptions and Misconceptions by Spencer Greene   There’s plenty of misinformation about both prevention and relief from bites and stings. Dr. Spencer Greene will break down some common myths about dealing with critter attacks–jellyfish, bees, snakes, asps, ants, scorpions are all culprits of myths.   Spencer Greene, […]

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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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