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December 3, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Venus continues to emerge into the evening sky this month. Look low in the southwest at dusk for the brightest thing there. Saturn is also in the southwestern evening sky. Watch Venus approach and pass it on December 11. Mars is higher in the morning sky each day this month. Look low in the east […]

Accessibility: HMNS Expands Resources and Programming to Welcome All
November 27, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

It’s been a while since we wrote our first blog post about Accessibility initiatives at HMNS, and we’ve come a loooong way since then! Since March of 2016 when we launched our resources for families of children and adults with sensory sensitivities and autism spectrum disorders, the Committee for Advancing Museum Accessibility has worked towards […]

Dinosaurs for Dinner: A Thanksgiving Tradition
November 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Oven roasted or fried? Stuffed or unstuffed? How do you prefer your dinosaur? Did I say dinosaur? I meant turkey…or did I? In truth, that turkey on your table is or was in fact a real-life dinosaur. Turkeys are theropods, just like the meat-eating dinosaurs you so love to visit at the Museum. Paleontologists have […]

Jingle Tree: The HMNS at Sugar Land Tradition Returns
November 18, 2019 · 1 Comment

The time is here once again for holiday enthusiasts to feast their eyes upon the holiday tradition that is Jingle Tree. For six years, HMNS at Sugar Land has been offering the community ways to give back and raise funds in the name of science education and it just so happens to involve the happiest […]

A Royal Addition: Fabergé Tiara Joins our Collection
November 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Most people immediately think eggs when you talk about Fabergé, but the world-renowned jewelry brand has a legacy of crafting a wide range of pieces—from the mundane, like cigarette cases and paperweights, to the luxurious, like the Grand Duchess tiara that just joined the museum’s collection. This aquamarine and diamond diadem was owned by Alexandra […]

Houston’s Hairy Situation: The Truth About Asp Caterpillars
November 13, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

A couple of years ago, on a beautiful October day, I picked up my son Ethan from school and decided it was a great time to go to the zoo. We had a blast and the weather was perfect; things could not have been any better, until they took a surprising turn for the worst. […]

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Dinosaurs for Dinner: A Thanksgiving Tradition

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That’s great Claire! What a wonderful grandma to include science in your holiday fun!

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I have seen groups of turkeys in New Jersey right in neighborhoods! A little frightening. I like your stories of animal encounters. I made copies of your similarities between a chicken and a T-rex for my grandchildren to look at after we eat our turkey. Thanks! Claire

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