HMNS Weekly Happenings

January 3, 2018
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Trains Over Texas


Departing from the station January 7, 2018!

All Aboard! 

Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in the state’s geology and physiography. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend National Park. Along the routes to these geologic wonders the trains will also pass through Galveston, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio with other surprises along the route.

This exhibit (the size of a tennis court) is the largest indoor “O” scale model railroad in Texas.  Don’t miss what is sure to become a holiday tradition!

Free with museum admission.

Girls Exploring Math And Science


Save the date for GEMS 2018! Join us Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Student STEM Ambassador signup deadline is January 17
Community Booth signup deadline is January 31
Click HERE for more information

The Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council invite you to attend the annual Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) event. The Museum will be filled with hands-on science and math for everyone to experience. Local professionals will be at the Museum to answer questions about their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Join us on Saturday, February 17 2018 from 9am to 1pm to see STEM in action!

The GEMS event is included with admission to HMNS permanent exhibit halls. Interested in getting a discounted rate for your group? Book ahead through our field trips department at 713-639-4659.

NEW opportunities for organizations at GEMS 2018! This year, you have the opportunity to get your organization’s name on the back of the GEMS t-shirt.

GEMS T-shirt Form

Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…

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