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It’s Alive! Dr. Bakker Tells us how to make skeletons dance
December 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Some museums buy fossil-kits, all the bones drilled and filled with pipe fittings so that they click together to make the whole skeletal assembly. It’s quick. But if you have an anatomically sophisticated eye, and you scrutinize the kits, you’ll see serious errors of articulation as well as a general clunkiness. For our Houston Hall […]

Check out this Megalodon’s megawatt smile, and step inside if you dare
March 31, 2012 · 8 Comments

Meet our Megalodon! Among the 60 new mounts set to debut this summer at HMNS’ brand spanking new Paleontology Hall is this Megalodon jaw, which spans 12 feet. The Paleontology Hall was designed to be interactive, so most of the mounts were designed in action poses. Not to be left out, the jaws of this […]

New Blogger! Meet Susanna, HMNS Construction Project Manager
October 1, 2010 · 2 Comments

If you’ve been by the Museum lately, you may have noticed the giant hole in the ground between the Butterfly Center and the parking garage – as well as the steady stream of dump trucks along Hermann Drive. Construction of our new wing is solidly underway, and I’m excited to introduce our newest blogger! Susanna […]



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