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Visit ancient India through cave art with Dr. Jean Clottes this Thursday
October 21, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Dating back 10,000 years, the spectacular prehistoric art in remote caves across the center of India offers a glimpse into the lives of Asia’s ancient peoples. Join the Houston Museum of Natural Science in welcoming French archaeologist Dr. Jean Clottes, world-renowned researcher of cave art, to discover some of their hidden meanings. The astounding images Clottes […]

D-Day, Part II: “We will accept nothing less than full victory”
May 30, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series exploring the history and significance of D-Day as we approach the 70th anniversary of the battle. Click here to read part one. For information on D-Day: Normandy 1944, the 3D film now showing in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, please visit us online. “I have full […]

Enchantment in the dark: An uncommon occurrence brings a common bond to Lascaux caves lecture
December 12, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This week’s guest post was written by Becky Lao of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) – Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Dr. Randall White, a prominent expert on paleolithic art, spoke at HMNS as part of the AIA series on the development of art as a great human innovation. The AIA lecture […]

A Short Biography of the Foucault Pendulum.
November 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

When you walk into the Wiess Energy Hall, the very first thing you see is our Foucault pendulum. It is a metal ball suspended by a cable that swings back and forth encircled by pegs. Children and adults will run through the rest of the museum, reach the pendulum, and wait with baited breath to […]



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