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Meet the Volunteers Who Have ‘Donated Their Bodies to Science’
June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

by Gail Peterkin, HMNS Volunteer “Donate your body to science — volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!” Or so the tagline goes. Apparently, some volunteers have interpreted the phrase quite literally, and a number of volunteers have spent many years, if not decades, as HMNS volunteers. HMNS currently has 610 active volunteers at […]

Here’s to the docents who dress! Costumes give volunteers an added educational edge
June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Editor’s note: Today’s post was written by Monica L. McHam, a volunteer docent here at the Museum. “Wow, I didn’t recognize you with clothes on!” I stopped short and spun around to see my friend and fellow docent, Carl Driever, standing there with an impish grin plastered across his face. Carl continued, “I only meant […]

Making Baby Bearded Dragons
January 12, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today’s post is written by Sibyl Keller, a volunteer recruiter and educational coordinator at HMNS. Today, she tells us about the bearded dragons that live in her office, and what happens when another one comes to visit.  Sibyl, holding Leonardo. So…what’s happening in the Volunteer Office other than recruiting new volunteers, interviewing new talents, filling tours, booking docents, scheduling on-going training, handling birthday […]

Energy Hogs and Lava Lamps: An Energy Education Day
October 2, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Where can you bring your children to have fun learning about energy? The Houston Museum of Natural Science Wiess Energy Hall of course!! On September 24, Shell had an Energy Education Day here, where children of all ages learned about science with fun activities, games, talks with people in the industry, tours of the Wiess […]


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