Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!
Add some science to your Spring Break!
HMNS – Hermann Park
Check out our five special exhibitions: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, Shark!, Faberge: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg, and Gemstone Carvings! Watch the newly released film, Humpback Whales 3D, in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Be sure to stop by the Morian Hall of Paleontology during your visit to see our favorite Diplodocus, Dipsy, who was recently installed.
HMNS at Sugar Land
HMNS at Sugar Land has extended Spring Break hours from March 7-22:
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Explore the special exhibition Crystals of India, take part in the P.A.W.S. Reading Program this weekend, and more at HMNS at Sugar Land!
The George Observatory
Bring your family out to Brazos Bend State Park to enjoy the George Observatory. Amateur astronomers also bring an array of telescopes for you to look through and learn about the night sky. Come early to enjoy a Discovery Dome movie and look at the Sun with our solar scope.
Learn about the amazing trials and tribulations of a mighty chipmunk and a daring mouse from their own tiny perspective in Tiny Giants 3D now showing in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre!
Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.
Two New Movies Added to Wortham Giant Screen Theatre Lineup
Starting Monday, January 5
Tiny Giants 3D
Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. Click here for more info.
Deepsea Challenge 3D
As a boy, filmmaker James Cameron dreamed of a journey_ to the deepest part of the ocean. This film is the dramatic fulfillment of that dream. It chronicles Cameron’s solo dive to the depths of the Mariana Trench—nearly seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface—piloting a submersible he designed himself. The risks were astounding. The footage is breathtaking. Deepsea Challenge 3D is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration. Click here for more info.
Special Exhibit: Battleship Texas Ends Sunday
This special exhibition pays homage to the last dreadnought in existence in the world, the Battleship Texas, commissioned 100 years ago. The ship is a veteran of Veracruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation, and radar. Click here for more info.
HMNS Hermann Park
From December 20 to January 4, the Museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Museum will be CLOSED Christmas Day.
HMNS at Sugar Land
From December 19, 2014 – January 5, 2015, HMNS Sugar Land will be open for Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
HMNS at Sugar Land will be closed Christmas Day. The Museum will be open New Year’s Day from Noon – 5 p.m.
At HMNS Hermann Park, check out our special exhibitions Samurai: The Way Of The Warrior, Fabergé: From A Snowflake To An Iceberg, Shark!, Battleship Texas & Gemstone Carvings.
Don’t miss the third and last installation of the Night at the Museum trilogy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, now playing at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.
At HMNS at Sugar Land, check out the newly opened special exhibition Crystals of India.