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A Study in Patience
July 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Written by Jack Alger, HMNS Paleontology Intern This summer I bring dimetrodons back to life. No, life has not found a way, I’m not extracting DNA from inclusions found in amber; I work in the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land. It’s a small brick building with a splendid collection of history both […]

Aperture and Amber: Our Amber Secrets Pixel Party Recap
April 19, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

After-hours at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on April 10, we hosted one of our exclusive Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits just for photographers (both amateur and professional). This time around, we gave photographers access to the Morian Hall of Paleontology and Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs. Here’s a […]

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 […]

Dispatches From South Dakota: Willie The Dimetrodon [Day 4]
October 18, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is from Michele Whisenhunt, a volunteer on the Museum’s paleontology team. She’ll be sharing photos with us while the team is at the Black Hills Institute, prepping Willie, the Dimetrodon the team discovered. Missed the team’s first dispatches? Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.  All work and no fun makes for a […]


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