Craig Hlavaty

Fill in the Blanks with Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Dan Brooks
August 28, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

If you’ve gazed with wide-eyed wonder at the museum’s Frensley-Graham Hall of African Wildlife and the adjacent Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife, you can thank curator Dr. Dan Brooks for his loving attention to detail.  Since 1999 he’s been an integral part of the world at HMNS, overseeing the institution’s vast vertebrate specimens collection. Bringing […]

Fill in the Blanks with Horticulturist Theresa Lancaster
August 10, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Part of the dynamic and hands-on team that keeps the Cockrell Butterfly Center humming and fluttering with life on a daily basis, horticulturist-slash-entomologist Theresa Lancaster has a very important role on the front lines inside our butterfly sanctuary and learning center.  On any given day you can find her tending to the endless, exotic vegetation […]

Fill in the Blanks with Discovery Guide Jurassic James Washington
July 27, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

If you have visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science extensively over the past decade, you have more than likely found yourself captivated by James E. Washington III, our resident dinosaur and mineral expert. Blessed with a boundless love of learning and science, “Jurassic James” has given tours to dignitaries, kindergartners and curious adults looking […]

Fill in the Blanks with Curator of Malacology Tina Petway
June 5, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Ever since she was a little girl, Tina Petway has been enthralled with shells. Living along the Texas Gulf Coast, it just comes naturally to many of us.  The Houston native, now the associate curator of the George W. Strake Hall of Malacology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, spent every moment she could […]



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