Our Posts

Back to the Future: How HMNS readied itself for the 21st Century
August 30, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Between the years 1989 and 2009 the Houston Museum of Natural Science greatly expanded its footprint across the Houston-area, furthering its mission beyond its Hermann Park location in very ambitious ways.  The museum’s scope was changing ahead of a new century, because it had too. Just as Houston was evolving, so was the HMNS family, […]

Focus Stacking: How the Museum’s Photographer Captures Focused Images of Tiny Wonders
August 23, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS may be known for its gigantic objects, like towering T. rexes, giant geodes and of course, our 23-ft diameter sculpture, Moon by Luke Jerram. But for every showstopping giant, there are plenty of minute specimens with big scientific value! For example, some of the shells in our newly renovated George W. Strake Hall of […]

The Nature of an Assassin: Harnessing Deadly Killers to Fight Pests
August 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Walking into the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC), one of the first things you’re likely to notice is the sound of a 50-foot waterfall. The conservatory’s high glass ceiling, forest of lush plants and thousands of fluttering butterflies couldn’t be further removed from the sterile, white walls of a science lab. But just beneath the tropical […]

August Star Blog
August 8, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter remains in the evening sky, well placed for observing.  Look low in the south at dusk for the brightest thing there.  Saturn is also in the evening sky.  Although it is not as bright as Jupiter,  you can find it easily at some distance to the left of Jupiter.   Venus and Mars are […]

The Latest From Our YouTube Channel

 

Become An HMNS Member

With a membership level for everyone; Don't just read about it, see it.

View All Membership Levels

Most Popular Posts of All Time

Katydid!…Did she?

Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

Butterfly Pinning How To

Have you ever seen a piece of art or craft that you think to yourself “I could do that!” but of course you never act on it?  Well, some people do act on that impulse and I’m going to show you how to do just that.  Every now and then I get a phone call from […]

Latest Comments

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.


Editor's Picks The Real Moon Hoax That You Haven’t Heard Of Is Darwin relevant today? Oh The Hermannity! The Story of Houston’s Most Beautiful Green Space A Few Member Benefits Most HMNS Members Don’t Know About What The Loss Of The Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro’s Collections Means To The World What Is The Deal With Brontosaurus?!
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


Get Directions Offering varies by location
HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


Get Directions Offering varies by location
George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055


Get Directions Offering varies by location

Stay in the know. Join our mailing list.