HMNS Weekly Happenings


January 27, 2020
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From exciting lectures and behind the scenes tours to an all-around adventure, there is never a dull moment here at the museum! Check out our weekly happenings below.

Monday, January 27

LECTURE – HIDDEN IN LIGHT: PALEONTOLOGY’S REVOLUTIONARY IMAGING RESEARCH BY MIKE EKLUND

6:30 PM · WORTHAM GIANT SCREEN THEATRE

Paleontologist Mike Eklund will discuss the improved methods for recognizing, preparing, and documenting the highest level detail and information in paleontological specimens.

Wednesday, January 29

CLASS – CSI HOUSTON: BLOOD SPATTER

6:00 PM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS

Perform blood spatter experiments and pattern examinations in order to better understand the science and techniques used in crime scene investigations.

AGES 15 AND UP

BEHIND THE SCENES – SIX DEGREES OF SCIENCE: EVOLUTION OF EARTH, GEMS & MINERALS

6:00 PM · CULLEN HALL OF GEMS & MINERALS

Hear the stories behind the origins of the beautiful gems and minerals on display from staff trainer James Washington. Attendees will also travel to the museum basement for a look at Washington’s private rock collection.

CLASS – DIY IRL: WRITE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

6:00 PM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS

Learn the basic elements of hieroglyphic inscriptions and practice the artistic language of ancient Egypt.

Thursday, January 31

EVENT – THE GREAT MUSEUM RACE

14 stops. 2 team members. 1 museum. This is the great museum race. Grab your best bud for the race of a lifetime. You’ll compete in 17 museum-based challenges that test your intellect, physicality and fear. The first team to cross the finish line wins a mystery museum prize! Participants must register in teams of two.

AGES 14 AND UP

Authored By Jilliane Johnson

Jilliane began her HMNS career in Visitor Services, greeting and assisting guests on a daily. Now as a full-time member of Marketing, Jilliane educates visitors and viewers of the various stories and storytellers within the walls. When Jilliane isn't writing, you can find her gaming, spending time with friends and family or watching trashy TV dating shows.

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