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What’s the over you’ll make it Down Under? Final chance to book a trip to Aussieland for a rare eclipse
October 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

It’s your final chance to get in on the trip of a lifetime (or at least the next several years) to Australia and New Zealand. The only total solar eclipse of the year is viewable on land only from the northeastern coast of Australia. The Museum has secured hotel space in Cairns for the rare […]

Girls just wanna have sun: Confessions of a compulsive solar eclipse chaser
April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

As a veteran eclipse chaser, I’ve seen eight solar eclipses in trips that have taken me around the world. Why travel to the ends of the Earth for an event lasting only a few minutes, you ask? Astronomical objects lie far away and change very little from night to night or even from year to […]

Ghosts in the Trees
January 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last night, I was reminded of how unusual some of the insects we raise here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center are to most people. I had set up a table in the grand hallway of the museum to promote our outreach program, cleverly titled “Bugs on Wheels.” As soon as I left the Butterfly Center’s […]

HOW TO: Pin a Butterfly
November 21, 2008 · 145 Comments

Have you ever seen a piece of art or craft that you think to yourself “I could do that!” but of course you never act on it?  Well, some people do act on that impulse and I’m going to show you how to do just that.  Every now and then I get a phone call from […]


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21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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