Our Community partnership with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council has drawn in more and more girl scouts from across the council each year to come up with exciting topics to study and share with the GEMS visitors on Saturday during the event. We have also invited other groups from the community to host booths in the Grand Hall of the Museum and share their love of Math and Science through hands on activities and information about their organizations.
So bring your family and join us for a fun event learning about Science, Engineering, Math and Technology here at the Girls Exploring Math and Science event on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9am - 12pm.
Come early so that you can beat the Saturday crowd, see all of the great booths and really enjoy the event!
(I would also definitely suggest buying your tickets online at www.hmns.org so you can just jump right in on Saturday and avoid the box office line!)
Charles Darwin turns 200 this year – and in a neat coincidence, his book On The Origin of Species is 150 this year as well. (Very considerate of him to wait exactly 50 years to publish, so we can celebrate all at once.)
That’s one angry-looking turkey.
From National Geographic’s Morphed: From Dinosaur to Turkey
If that’s just not enough Darwin for you, come to the Museum this weekend for Darwin Day! You can see live animals, study adaptations in insects, and help create an evolutionary timeline that runs the length of the entire Museum, meet paleontologists, and explore representations of human evolution. In conjunction with Darwin2009, we’re also hosting Darwin-related lectures and classes all year long. You can also read more about Charles Darwin in anthropology curator Dirk’s post, An ‘Aha” Moment Worth Celebrating.
The world has been captivated by the theories of Charles Darwin for a over a century. Celebrating this legacy is what HMNS is all about!
When we introduced the concept of Darwin Day as a way to help convey the concept of evolution to children in the most fun way possible I had volunteers chomping at the bit to join in the fun.
Join us this Saturday to see live animals, study adaptations in insects, create an evolutionary timeline that runs the length of the entire Museum, meet Paleontologists, and explore representations of human evolution!
Unlike others of his time living in black and white, Leonard da Vinci’s world was neon. Da Vinci’s universal genius gave him a unique perspective that set him apart from everyone around him – allowing him to become a botanist, sculptor, musician, writer, anatomist, and engineer. Set your mind free and step into da Vinci’s world with the Houston Museum of Natural Science at our Family Festival, Neon Leon: Highlighting da Vinci’s Genius, on April 26th. Leonardo’s interests were incredibly diverse; so we have devised a plethora of activities that reflect the fun side of his pursuits! Show off your artistic side in our Chalk Block Battle Royale, fly a helicopter, break codes, build a parachute, write calligraphy, learn about Italy and the Renaissance, and taste some cool and creamy gelato.
Get NEON this Saturday, April 26th, from 11am – 2pm. FREE to the public!
This festival does not include admission into the Museum exhibits.