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Sit Down With a Curator: Love in the Animal Kingdom
February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

By Jessi Green, Online Media Manager at HMNS At the risk of regurgitating clichés, here at HMNS we’ve noticed that something is in the air. No—it’s not the oscillating Houston humidity or the smell of preservation chemicals; it’s the love of Valentine’s Day! Love it, hate it, or just plain ignore it—Valentine’s Day is a […]

Tales of the Continental Divide: The Adventures of Mesosaurus
September 15, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Mesosaurus was an unusual reptile. It looked kind of like crocodiles do today, with a long, thin body, eyes located on top of the skull, webbed feet, and an average length of about 16 inches. It also lived kind of like many crocodiles do today, in freshwater environments. Possibly one of the weirdest things about […]

HMNS Unveils Ground-breaking Discovery: Soft Tissue from the Dinosaur Age!
March 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Well, the news is out, and here’s the scoop. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is involved in the next great discovery in the world of paleontology. In the forests of Myanmar, scientists have unearthed several pieces of 99-million-year-old amber that contain some of the best-preserved prehistoric lizards ever found. These little creatures walked alongside […]

Calling all Scouts with a curiosity for the slick and slithering: Register now for our spring Herpetology Workshop!
January 4, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Your old favorite is back — our spring Herpetology Workshop on April 20! This course helps Scouts earn the Reptile and Amphibian study merit badge by completing eight of the badge’s 10 requirements in a single five-hour course. Student Scouts will convene from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and learn the identifying characteristics of reptile […]


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