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Rock Steady!
June 15, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

In addition to the wonderful movies and exhibitions we put on at HMNS, we also offer unique learning experiences. Our paleo hall is a great place to pick up new skills, such as sifting through seashells millions of years old or learning how to cut gemstones. Most days throughout the summer, a volunteer is stationed […]

Marvel: Faberge [12 Days of HMNS]
December 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today is the Sixth Day of HMNS! In the spirit of the classic holiday carol, we’re taking 12 days to feature 12 different videos that preview or go behind-the-scenes of a holiday museum activity, here on the blog (or, you can get a sneak peek at all the videos on 12days.hmns.org – we won’t tell). […]

Gems and Minerals
June 5, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently hosting a special exhibition, The Nature of Diamonds, so this month our booklist features Gems and minerals. According to www.rocksforkids.com a mineral is the same all the way through, and  there are about 3000 known minerals on earth.  A rock, on the other hand, is made from two […]

Installing New Exhibits – Terra Cotta Warriors and Diamonds
May 14, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Collections staff has been busy!  With all the various and sundried exhibits going out and coming in, at times it seemed we morphed into spinning tops.  But here are a few moments from the behind the scenes of the installation of The Nature of Diamonds and the Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor exhibits. First […]



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