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Come Party at the Museum with Party Smarty!
February 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is by Alex Pivateau, the Museum’s Birthday Party Manager! Does your child love to stroll amongst jaw-droppingly gigantic dinosaurs? Does he or she enjoy exploring outer space in our Planetarium? Or perhaps he or she loves to watch butterflies excitedly flap their beautiful wings in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. If your child loves […]

Every Grain of Sand: Shale gas and Hydraulic Fracturing
February 1, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

We all hear about shale gas being the next big thing in energy, but what is it?  The quick retort is that it’s gas in shale, but what does that mean? The gas is a natural gas so it is a series of hydrogen and carbon linked in gaseous forms.  This includes gases like methane […]

The Emancipation Proclamation is coming to a museum near you.
January 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

There is a very brief window of opportunity, from Thursday, Feb. 16 to Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, to see the original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Currently the museum is hosting an exhibit on the Civil War, entitled Discovering the Civil War. This exhibit, organized by the National Archives […]

HMNS Expansion Update: Finishing Touches From 2011
January 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

The push to finish the construction of the Duncan Family Wing is getting underway, and for the most part the visible progress starts to happen on a smaller scale than it has thus far. View of the west façade of the new wing, fully visible from San Jacinto – now that the tower crane has […]



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