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HMNS 2019: A Year in Review
December 30, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

2019 was such an epic year, we’re counting down 19 of our favorite moments before 2020! This August we renovated our George W. Strake Hall of Malacology. A look into mollusks and the shells they once called home, this permanent exhibit showcases over 1,300 of these underwater gems. Curator Tina Petway is also proud to […]

The Art of the Brick: HMNS Gets Nostalgic About America’s Favorite Toy
December 19, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

The Art of the Brick has settled into its temporary Houston home here at HMNS after an explosive October opening, but the blocks are still a-buzz around the halls. This holiday season we are not only reminiscing fond memories that warm our hearts, but fond LEGO® brick memories that bring smiles to our lips. A […]

This Holiday Season, it’s Snowing Butterflies!
December 16, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

From now through January 5th, you can step into the Cockrell Butterfly Center for a truly unique Holiday event. You will be surrounded by beautiful white flowers and twinkling lights, while delicate white butterflies dance around you and festive music gets you into the holiday spirit. This time of year, Houston’s mild climate can leave […]

Creating an Illustrated Guide to HMNS
December 10, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

When we started working on this Family Guide more than a year ago, we knew we wanted to create a massive, imaginative illustration of our Museum and its many objects. To do that, we would have to find the perfect artist to bring our creative vision to life. Enter, local artist Bill Ferguson! Bill’s artistic […]

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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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