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Slime And Punishment: From Dinos To Detectives Here’s What’s Going On At HMNS This Week
July 30, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Dinosaurs of Hollywood, Truth is Better than Fiction by James Washington 1914 saw the first dinosaurs on the silver screen and the public has been in love ever since. The summer of 1993 was a turning point not only in film history and techniques, but also a resurgence of interest within the field […]

Lost Or Forgotten Houston History: Sports Edition
July 27, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been a member of the Houston Community since 1909. We were established by the Houston Scientific Society, whose members had names like Ideson, Attwater, Westeimer and Kirby. We have so many ties to Houston history that it seems every time the wrecking ball swings we lose a part […]

Poison Ivy Isn’t Poisonous But You Should Still Know How To Avoid It And Here’s Why
July 25, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

If you live in Texas, then chances are you might have had a brush or two with poison ivy. I know I have! It’s a sneaky unassuming vine that can cause weeks of itchy blister-filled anguish. Poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans, belongs in the family Anacardiaceae, more commonly known as the sumac and cashew family. Can […]

Tasty Treats And Top Secret Leaks: What’s Happening This Week At HMNS
July 23, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Special Event – Tasty Toxic Tuesday Learn about things in nature that are potentially deadly but have been prized and eaten by humans for thousands of years. David Temple, Associate Curator of Paleontology and co-curator of the new exhibition “Death by Natural Causes” will lead this evening of gustatory mayhem.   This multi-media presentation will […]

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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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