HMNS Weekly Happenings


February 10, 2020
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So many adventures are possible with HMNS. From forensic science feats in our own backyard to a miracle berry that swaps the sweet for sour, this week offers everything from A to Z for you and your valentine. Check out our weekly happenings below.

Tuesday, February 11

LECTURE – THE REAL CSI: GETTING FORENSIC SCIENCE RIGHT

6:30 PM · WORTHAM GIANT SCREEN THEATRE

Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson, the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, will be here discussing Houston’s pioneering work in the field of forensic science.

Yellow caution tape with the words "CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS"

Wednesday, February 12

CLASS – CUTTING CLASS: EYEBALL, SEES THE DAY!

6:00 PM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS

Cut into the looking glass and understand how the eye functions.

BEHIND THE SCENES – SIX DEGREES OF SCIENCE: ICE AGE SURVIVORS, TEXAS WILDLIFE

6:00 PM · FARISH HALL OF TEXAS WILDLIFE

This isn’t your everyday run of the mill with Texas wildlife. Join James Washington as he explains how the events at the end of the last Ice age greatly affected these animals and topography that surrounds us.

Thursday, February 13

HMNS CATALYSTS EVENT: ELECTRIC LOVE

6:30 PM · WIESS ENERGY HALL

FREE for Catalyst Members, this event is sure to energize your evening. Walk the Wiess Energy Hall with libations, light snacks and entertainment. Guest tickets can be purchased over the phone at 7 13-639-4629.

AGES 21 & UP

CULTURAL FEAST – GASTROPOLOGIE: TASTE BUD TRIPPING WITH THE MIRACLE FRUIT

6:30 PM · COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER

Enjoy the Cockrell Butterfly Center like never before, with topsy-turvy taste buds. Under the influence of the miracle berry, sour foods will suddenly be made sweet. Experience this fun and fascinating fruit while learning about the various plants and inhabitants of the rainforest. It’s a perfect outing just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Photo angled upwards, showcasing trees dressed in stringed lights inside of a conservatory.

Friday, February 14

OPENING DAY: DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA

2:00 & 4:00 PM · WORTHAM GIANT SCREEN THEATRE

Frozen far beneath the ice and snow of the Earth’s lowest point lies evidence of long lost dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of Antarctica shows the discoveries scientists have made as the ice of this precious region melts.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AND LECTURE

6:30 PM · HMNS AT SUGAR LAND

Grab your sweetheart for a romantic dinner and lesson in mixology from HMNS’ own Drayton Dupree.

Saturday, February 15

CLASS – CUTTING CLASS: EYEBALL, SEES THE DAY!

9:30 AM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS

Cut into the looking glass and understand how the eye functions.

CLASS – DIY IRL: BUTTERFLY PINNING AND SHADOW BOX MAKING

9:30 AM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS

Our very own entomologist and Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Erin Mills will walk you through basic techniques of collecting, identifying, relaxing, pinning and mounting butterflies. Supplies and Insects for pinning and mounting will be provided.

A girl scout troupe looks on intently as a volunteer gives information of a booth located inside the Grand Hall.
GIRLS EXPLORING MATH & SCIENCE (GEMS)

9:00 AM · HMNS AT HERMANN PARK

Join us for fun hands-on science and math activities that everyone can enjoy! HMNS and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council invite you to attend the annual Girls Exploring Math & Science (GEMS) event generously supported by BMC Software, CenterPoint Energy, Phillips 66 & PPG Foundation.

Event is FREE with purchase of Permanent Exhibit ticket.

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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