Congratulations everyone! We’ve almost made it through the second decade of the (still) new millennium. It’s been tough at times but at least our species isn’t extinct yet, and as someone who works at a natural science museum I know better than most what an accomplishment that is. Have you been thinking about your goals for the last year of the decade? All of us at the Houston Museum of Natural Science sure have! So to inspire everyone out there to set your goals high, we’re going to highlight the New Year’s resolutions of some of our residents.
Here it goes:
“Grab 2019 by the haunches!”
“Launch Youtube makeup tutorial”
“Ruin the dreams of more prospectors.”
“Just keep Mayan my own business.”
“Start visiting the dentist regularly now that I finally have good coverage”
“Get a head in life”
“Embrace new and unexpected friendships.”
The Houston Museum of Natural Science can be an awfully inspiring place. After centuries (in some cases millenia) of being imprisoned beneath the Earth’s surface you’d think the residents of our exhibits would become jaded, but I guess being rescued from the cold depths of the earth and given a new home has inspired them to take life by the horns and live their second life to its fullest. You can do the same (minus the second life part) and the goals you set don’t have to be lofty or labor-intensive. They can be something as simple as expanding your knowledge about the world around you.
We make a goal like that fun to reach with our entertaining and engaging special exhibits like Death By Natural Causes (which will be closing January 6th). The exhibit explores the unlikely killers that surround us every day, from poisonous plants to perilous paints. Not only is the exhibit grimly comical in the way its subjects is presented, it’s jam-packed full of interesting information about the sometimes deadly plants, animals and minerals we share our lives with. A visit to Death by Natural Causes is the kind of experience where you can accidentally pick up a lot of knowledge. So come come check us out and accomplish you 2019 resolutions while having a good time.