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Other Things The Maya Used Their Walls For
December 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

The primary purpose of a wall is to hold the ceiling up, but they also get used for a lot of other things that vary depending on culture. Here in Houston we often use the walls in our homes and offices as blank canvases. Walls are also used for storage. Here and now, we store […]

Chocolate
April 19, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

This weekend kids will be running around the lawns hunting Easter eggs. Others will be eagerly chomping down on chocolate Easter bunnies. None of them will even wonder where all of that good stuff came from. It has been a while already, but the museum hosted a wonderful exhibit on chocolate. It told the story […]

Secrets of the Silk Road – Coming Soon to HMNS!
April 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Strikingly well-preserved mummies, tall in stature and fair in complexion, have lain in the parched Tarim Basin of western China for 3,800 years. Wearing Western-influenced textiles and possessing surprising technologies and customs, the identity of these extraordinary people is a mystery! Who were these people? Secrets of the Silk Road, a new HMNS exhibition, will […]

100 years – 100 Objects: Aztec Stone Figure
July 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]



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