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HMNS Auction | Support Science Education
March 31, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

The exhibition halls are quiet. The parking garage is empty. Our butterflies continue to flutter around the Cockrell Butterfly Center. A few scattered staff members tend to our wildlife collection, our dinosaurs, and all of those precious gems and minerals.  You could say the museum is resting while the rest of the world fights this […]

Explore Nature and Become a Citizen Scientist with the iNaturalist App
March 30, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Spring in Texas is an amazing time. The heat isn’t turned up to 11, the precipitation is questionably predictable and, for those few fortunate amongst us, the pollen coats everything you own. It is also a time when the wildflowers bloom, the critters start reemerging and the mosquitoes haven’t found us…yet. Because it IS getting […]

June bugs are back: What the heck are they?
March 26, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Chances are if you have found yourself outside after dark in the past few weeks you have encountered a handful of June bugs on the ground. If you have children, they are no doubt collecting them for some sort of strange insect rodeo.  The good news is that they are harmless, that is unless they […]

A letter from Charro the Iguana
March 25, 2020 · 2 Comments

By Charro  Hey y’all what’s up, it’s Charro here, your resident green iguana here at the museum. You might have seen me on walks around the grand hall with my caretaker. I am the orange and green guy latched onto someone’s shoulder.  I miss seeing everyone, quite honestly, even the teenagers who try and get […]

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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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