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Big or Small, All Donations Matter #GivingTuesday

This month we are celebrating #GivingTuesday by sharing stories of all the wonderful people who donate their time and money to continuing HMNS' mission of furthering Science Education. Faith donated the profits from her lemonade stand to help us out, this is what she has to say about it. If you are interested in more information on what you can do to help HMNS out, check out our Giving Tuesday page And if you are interested in giving to HMNS…

Join us! Live Online Discussion with Paleontologist Pete Larson on June 17

Pete Larson in Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution at HMNS. On Thursday, June 17, from 10 - 10:45 a.m., HMNS is hosting a live online discussion with paleontologist Pete Larson, president of the Black Hills Institute. Pete will be discussing his new research into the Thermopolis Archaeopteryx fossil that is currently on display at HMNS - and the astounding new discovery he and the team he worked with have made. During this online event, you can ask Larson questions about his…

Flat-Footed Reptiles to High Stepping Chickens

Most scientists believe that birds evolved from small therapod dinosaurs. The key step was the development of feathers, turning animals that could walk or climb into animals that could fly. In today's post, Dr. Bakker discusses the evolution of a key feature of Archaeopteryx, the first dinosaur to be discovered with preserved feathers. Lizard Paws to Chicken Fingers 320 million years ago - the first reptiles evolve, the earliest vertebrates that can lay air-breathing eggs on land.  Legs are sprawling…

HMNS at Sugar Land: Installing the new Dig Pit

One of the most popular exhibits in the new HMNS in Sugar Land is the dig pit. This kid-friendly activity contains several different dinosaurs, and gives the budding paleontologist the opportunity to see, up close, exactly what the discoverers, excavators and preparators saw when they worked on the original fossils. The dinosaurs in the dig are casts, meaning they are created from silicone and rubber molds made from the actual, real fossil. This process reproduces all of the detail of…

HMNS at Hermann Park

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


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HMNS at Sugar Land

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


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George Observatory

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

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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