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A prehistoric predicament repeats itself in The Netherlands! See it for yourself in our Paleo Hall
January 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dutch anglers were all a-titter earlier this year after a man found a dead pike with a zander stuffed inside its mouth, apparently killed by its own appetite: The story was picked up by the BBC (you can read the full article here) and struck one of our fans, Emma Baldwin, as being a little […]

Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision opens Friday — take a gander at some highlights here and hightail it to HMNS!
January 30, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

We can hear that sharp intake of breath from here. Believe us; we relate. The first time we saw the McFerrin Collection — an extension of the exhibit on display here in 2010 — it was hard to find the words. When we were finally able to articulate ourselves, our utterances were monosyllabic: “Wow.” Three-Compartment […]

Peruse Sugar Land’s new Paleo Hall — it’s newly doubled in size and open now!
January 28, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS at Sugar Land has quite the pretty new Paleo Hall. With 5,000 square feet of major mounts (including a Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and Giant Ground Sloth), an impressive selection of trilobites, detailed to-scale models and an animated prehistoric aquarium, it’s got more than enough to interest a developing dino-lover or a seasoned fossil expert. […]

Educator How-To: Make your own Fabergé — ahem, Faux-bergé — egg, complete with a tiny surprise!
January 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hearing the name “Fabergé” evokes the splendor and extravagance of Imperial Russia. The famous House of Fabergé designed renowned Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family, as well as an array of other practical items for the wealthy patrons of Europe. Visitors to HMNS can glimpse this grandeur beginning Feb. 1 in a special exhibition […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

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Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

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CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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