Many etymologists speculate that the expression “the bee’s knees” originated as an abbreviation of the British expression “the be-all and end-all.” This was shortened to “The B’s and E’s” and ultimately slurred together into the unlikely expression “the bee’s knees.” Nifty, huh?
Join HMNS Educational Program Coordinator Carolyn Leap in the Grand Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. as she does live demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and explains the processes that cause matter to rearrange itself and freeze. Get here early for these scintillating science demonstrations AND free mini cups of Blue Bell ice cream!
Vockah Redu creates dance-ready beats that adhere to the New Orleans-born “bounce” genre of hip hop. Their animated, elaborate live performances incorporate street art and dance and dare the crowd not to shake it.
Watch Vockah Redu perform below:
For tickets to the smartest party in town, click here!
LaB 5555 launched Friday with the help of some 700 patrons who gathered to geek responsibly and boogie among bones for a paleontological party dubbed “Skin & Bones.” Each LaB 5555, held monthly from here on out, will feature a scientific theme with one hour of educational pre-party time, live music, local food truck fare, cash bars and more. For a full schedule, click here.
Don’t call it a comeback! Feel the love for LaB 5555
We’ve revamped our after-hours, adults-only geek chic event and re-dubbed it LaB 5555. This new monthly mixer boasts scientific themes, great live music and noms from Houston’s best food trucks. Geek responsibly with us at LaB 5555!
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HURRY UP, TIME, I HAVE A DATE WITH DINOSAURS TONIGHT. ALSO MY HUSBAND. #lab5555Lauren
@jiroshi getting his learning on at the #lab5555 party @ Houston Museum of Natural Science http://instagr.am/p/MMzytWlTtr/dani
Everybody get your learn on (you know the words) http://pic.twitter.com/5uHv1HyXHMNS
True story: A freaking dinosaur almost knocked over my cocktail. Rudeness. 🙂 only @hmns.Joel Luks
Grooving to the group Collide. #lab5555 http://instagr.am/p/MMzQXbpWTJ/Greta Brannan
Don’t worry, it’s just a love bite. Come check out our awesome dinos by Erth dinosaur petting zoo! http://pic.twitter.com/TWuqyPNaHMNS
I have it on good authority that @IndyBrewing Stash IPA will be at LaB 5555 2nite at @hmns. No need to drink Heinies w/ the dinos anymore.The Ferm
(Also, me with a coprolite!) #lab5555 http://lockerz.com/s/219242772Lauren
Look at these pretty patrons http://pic.twitter.com/L17J4ovlHMNS
Looks like a success!!! 🙂 RT @hmns: Don’t call it a comeback!! This dance floor is poppin’ http://po.st/52HzyvKindra Denise
Hey @hmns, thanks for hosting such an awesome event. Looking forward to next month already! 🙂 #lab5555Rachel R.
Food truck pizza with pears and arugula… nom. #lab5555 http://instagr.am/p/MM8mDNJWZc/Greta Brannan
Pumped for Dancing w/ Dinosaurs tonight @HMNS w/ my Babe-osaurus Rex!Nathan Eguia
Don’t call it a comeback!! This dance floor is poppin’ http://pic.twitter.com/PZxUY3dXHMNS
Drinking in the @hmns at #lab5555. I saw dinosaurs!Kalley Powell
Dancing with dinosaurs! @sarahkmayes #lab5555 @ Houston Museum of Natural Science http://instagr.am/p/MNGawVDCHT/Hailie Durrett
Y’all, somebody here is WEARING A DINOSAUR. #lab5555 http://lockerz.com/s/219242558Lauren
This party don’t stop. 15 minutes left and you can’t slow us down! http://pic.twitter.com/0xtPJ5gLHMNS
Last night was a blast, one of the best nights I’ve had in a while! #lab5555 #HMNSRachel R.
Missing Mixers & Elixirs? Well, we’ve given it a makeover. It’s gotten in shape, revamped its wardrobe, learned to two-step and is a brand new event: LaB 5555.
Our new after-hours, adults-only scientific shindig launches this Friday and we want you there geeking responsibly right along with us.
LaB 5555 will have the same cash bars and awesome live entertainment as Mixers did, but it’s committed to bringing you scintillating science, food truck fare and local entertainment all year long. Each month is centered around a scientific theme, with the launch being all about Skin & Bones. Attendees will hear about the highlights of our new Hall of Paleontology in the Grand Hall and have access to tour the new paleo exhibit throughout the night.
And you’ll want to get here early. Get your learn on in the Grand Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. before you get your drink on and hear straight from our staff about the skin and bones in our new paleontology hall that have everyone talking.
Here are the deets:
WHAT: LaB 5555 launch WHEN: Friday, June 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science main campus at 5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Click here for tickets: $20 for the general public; $12 for members. Tickets grant attendees access to the new Hall of Paleontology throughout the night, live entertainment and free planetarium showings of Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin at 8:15, 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of events.