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Excellence in Science and Mathematics Student Scholarships and Teacher Awards
April 30, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

By Scott Stevenson, Director of Summer Camps at HMNS / Youth Education Manager Through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to offer the Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics and the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award. Four annual […]

Wading In with Photographer Brad Temkin
April 26, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

Brad Temkin’s exhibit, showcasing the underappreciated resource we all have in common has been displayed in the Hamill Gallery for over a year now and, oh, what a year it has been.  Little did we know that State of Water: Our Most Valuable Resource would become even more essential than it was when first installed […]

The Houston Urban Wildlife Project
April 22, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

While Earth Day undoubtedly evokes various emotions in people who are passionate about the environment, I don’t consider myself a very emotional person.  I think I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve had tears in my eyes since I was in my early teens.  However, one of those moments that I […]

Why Plant a Pollinator Garden?
April 21, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

It’s that time of year.  Insects of all kinds are emerging from their winter slumber to seek food, shelter, and a safe place to have their babies, and secure the next generation of their species. These are the basic needs of insects. You may be wondering, why should I care? They are just bugs. Well, […]

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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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