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T. rex vs. Prey: Imagining battles between ancient gladiators
May 22, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

When I was super young, say around five or so, I remember playing in the bath tub with my plastic toys. Some were super heroes like He-Man or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, others were monster trucks and die-cast matchbox cars by Mattel, but most were dinosaurs. This might be TMI, this story about the kid […]

Bakker Blogs: Rapscallion dino rustlers and the paleontological gold rush of the American West
June 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Part One: Allosaur-Rustlers of the Old West. It’s 1879, and we’re in the Old West. Como Bluff, Wyo., to be exact. It’s hot, it’s dusty, and it’s full of rustlers. There’s a Jurassic Gold Rush going on — a paleontological stampede to get the best dinosaur skeletons out of the rock and back into museums. […]

What a Croc!
June 28, 2010 · 1 Comment

Today’s guest blogger is Neal Immega. He has a Ph.D. in Paleontology and is a Master Docent here at HMNS. In his post below – originally printed in the Museum’s volunteer newsletter– Neal discusses the Geosaurus, a fossil featured in our exhibition Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a new […]

Not having fun…Stick your head in it!
January 13, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Museums are generally fascinating places to be and I, especially, love them.  Working at HMNS, I get to see dinosaur bones, snails’ teeth (yes, they have teeth –radula, actually), and spiffy seal-gut parkas on a daily basis. And let me just tell you, it never gets old!  However, on a recent Museum visit with my […]



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