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Wait Just A Minute! Let’s Take A Second To Talk About the Origin Of Time Keeping.
March 30, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

By Ralph E. Phillips, HMNS Docent I can’t seem to get enough time … that is to say I keep thinking and digging into our concept of time.  Why are there 60 minutes in an hour instead of 100? Why 60 seconds in a minute? Why 7 days in week?   What would “Metric time” […]

Hurricane Harvey Update
August 31, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

        This week the community that we are so proud to be a part of has suffered a devastating loss. In the midst of that suffering, many of you reached out to see how the museum was faring and if the collections were safe. We could not be more humbled, grateful and […]

How long could YOU Survive in the CBC??
August 9, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

      Imagine a strange post-apocalyptic scenario in which you somehow became trapped in the Cockrell Butterfly Center alone, with no food or provisions. Pretty weird thing to imagine right? Well, it could happen! Many people come to the CBC to watch the graceful butterflies flit through the trees, but don’t actually realize that it is […]

Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing
July 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius. This stunner of a specimen gets it’s name from—you guessed it—it’s beautiful striped markings, which are […]



Editor's Picks Wait Just A Minute! Let’s Take A Second To Talk About the Origin Of Time Keeping. The Krak Des Chevaliers: A Tough Nut To Krak Polar Dinosaurs Are Real And They Are More Adorable Than Elves Gosh that Corpse Looks Delicious: The Disturbing World of the Medieval Apothecary Hurricane Harvey Update How long could YOU Survive in the CBC??
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