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Hall of Paleontology

Today in the Department of Mysteries: 12-year-old Robby uncovers “culturally modified” bone in Jersey Village
May 10, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Occasionally we receive artifacts at the Museum uncovered by curious residents who are looking to have their discoveries identified. The latest comes from 12-year-old Jersey Village resident Robby, who took it upon himself to write Associate Curator David Temple the following (quite impressive) letter: Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Robby, I am 12 […]

Dinosaurs in three dimensions: See Jurassic Park 3D on Houston’s biggest screen — complete with a Jurassic Paleo Hall tour
April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s the cult classic that launched a thousand fascinations with fossils. Influenced a generation of dinosaur devotees. Made you forever fear wilderness toilets, whether stranded on a prehistoric amusement park/island or just camping in Pedernales. Now Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and this, well, this you’ve got to see. And where else than at […]

Get snap happy: Bring your camera — any camera! — to our Pixel Party photo event
October 16, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Remember those Flickr meetups we used to have, back in the days of yore? Where photographers could set up shop in some of our newest exhibits and get a crowd-free glimpse of the goods? Well that was then, and this is now. And we want to invite you to bring your camera — any camera […]

Oh, just another day in the life of exhibits: Installation in pictures (with inanimate commentary)
July 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Done any home improvement projects lately? Us, too! This Monday we installed two new nautical creatures in the new Hall of Paleontology, and we documented one of the installs for you fine people. THIS GUY: Know what he is? He’s a ginormous Eurypterid, otherwise known as a sea scorpion. We don’t know about y’all, but […]



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