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Discreet Hoarding: The Mystery of the Disappearing Horses and Cabinets of Curiosity
May 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool museophile (no, I did not just make that word up). I love to look at collections of amazing specimens and artifacts. Turns out I also love to hoard things — oh, I mean collect items of great interest and importance. I like to believe my propensity to collect is an adaptive instinct […]

100 Years 100 Objects: Merychippus
November 20, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]

Darwin’s Pony…and the Bulldog Who Loved Horses
August 6, 2009 · 2 Comments

Count The Toes on Our Petrified Pony Folks stop and stare at our fossil horse.  It is cute in a coltish way, all gangly and long-legged. And it is dynamic – rearing up as if it just saw you and whinnying a “Hello!”  But sharp-eyed visitors take a second look. Our Merychippus demands a digital double-take. […]

The Earth’s First Apocalypse: Texas Red Beds, 285 Million Years Ago
January 7, 2009 · 10 Comments

At a dig site in North Texas, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is investigating the animals that would have died off when this first mass extinction event occurred. Recently, a production crew from the History Channel came along on-site – and their footage of Dr. Bakker and the Museum’s team airs tonight at 8 p.m. […]



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