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The Full Story of Our Newly Acquired Giant Sapphire, The Siren of the Serendip
March 29, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Sweet Serendipity Brings One of the World’s Top Sapphires to HMNS Hailing from an island of gemstones, the Siren of Serendip is one of the world’s largest blue sapphires. Considered one of the top five sapphires in the world, the Siren of Serendip weighs a phenomenal 422.66 carats and was discovered almost a century ago […]

New Leaf Cutter Ant Exhibit at HMNS!
March 18, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

There is a new addition to the Cockrell Butterfly Center Insect Zoo, a colony of leaf-cutter ants housed in a brand new exhibit! This leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes) colony was acquired by the Cockrell Butterfly Center about 2.5 years ago from Guatemala. It began as a small, “softball-sized” colony that now has grown many times […]

Solve Mysteries In The Museum With Our Sleuths and Secrets Program
February 5, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Programs Manager and Curator of Educations Collections Hello! I’m back! Apparently I didn’t do too bad last time so I’ve been invited back to the blog! Lucky for you, we’re going to talk about something different but still stay within my realm of expertise – educational and after-hours programming. This is […]

All About Bug Gardens, Bone Picking And Bullets Trains: HMNS Has The Knowledge You Need This Week!
December 3, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Educational fun. Is that an oxymoron? At the Houston Museum of Natural Science it isn’t! Case in point: this week’s awesome schedule of activities. We have a lecture about the Bullet Train that will soon connect Houston and Dallas presented by Michael Moore, the Vice President of Texas Central, the company developing the high speed […]



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