Craig Hlavaty

Sugar Land Celebrates Ten Years
October 4, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS Sugar Land turns ten this year! An anniversary grants the opportunity to gaze into past in hopes of seeing significance in plans for the future. In 2009 the time came for the Houston Museum of Natural Science to come to the suburbs, with the Sugar Land satellite location opening its doors inside a former […]

Back to the Future: How HMNS readied itself for the 21st Century
August 30, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Between the years 1989 and 2009 the Houston Museum of Natural Science greatly expanded its footprint across the Houston-area, furthering its mission beyond its Hermann Park location in very ambitious ways.  The museum’s scope was changing ahead of a new century, because it had too. Just as Houston was evolving, so was the HMNS family, […]

From Houston to the Moon: Houston Luminaries Share Their Personal Stories of the Apollo 11 Mission.
July 22, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

The city of Houston had already firmly grasped its place in history as “Space City” by the time Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. The Houston Astros played inside the Astrodome, Judge Roy Hofheinz’s man-made UFO just south of the Texas Medical Center. Sweaty kids acted out otherworldly adventures in plastic […]

Learning more about the Foucalt Pendulum at HMNS
January 8, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

This week we hung out with the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s vice president of astronomy Dr. Carolyn Sumners and talked about the Foucalt Pendulum here at the museum. The occasion? January 8 is Earth’s Rotation Day, one of those wild not-a-real-holiday holidays that we only celebrate on the internet. VISITING THE STARS: Learn more […]



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