HMNS Weekly Happenings

March 12, 2018
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Pi Day

Wednesday, March 14

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Tickets are $3 each.

Regular museum entry ticket purchase required for non-members.

Pi is an irrational number, but there’s nothing crazy about celebrating Mathematics (and Einstein’s birthday).  Welcome to Pi Day!  Indulge your inner geek with fun math-related activities on this special date—3.14—during Spring Break!  We’ll even have pi (with an “e”!) from Proud Pie to munch on.  It’s a genius idea!

HMNS After Dark

Entry is included with the purchase of a permanent exhibit hall ticket.

Wednesday, March 14 | Museum closes at 9:00 p.m.

You asked, and we answered. For everyone who has wished for access to the museum in the evenings after work, here’s your chance… HMNS will stay open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.!

We don’t mean just the permanent halls, either. Drop by the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, the Cockrell Butterfly Center and the all-new, renovated Burke Baker Planetarium.* They’ll stay open, too! But that’s not all. All special exhibitions will also be open.* It’s your chance to see them without all the huge crowds!

Plus, take advantage of two public tours* at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. featuring the Hall of Ancient Egypt and the Morian Hall of Paleontology, and grab a drink at the cash bar. We will also offer exclusive tours* of the halls that are not normally offered during regular hours.

McDonalds will also be open.

Take a stroll, catch a flick and enjoy a wonderful evening out at HMNS After Dark.

*Requires a separate ticket purchase. 

Astros Championship Trophy Tour

Go ‘Stros! The 2017 Houston Astros won the franchise’s first World Series Championship after winning 101 games in the regular season. Relive the Houston Astros’ remarkable win and get up close and personal with history. The Astros World Series trophy is making a stop at HMNS, March 16–18. The trophy will be available for photo ops to the general public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Included with admission to the permanent exhibit halls. Official trophy tour presented by MattressFirm.

You will be able to take pictures!

Lecture – Designing Gardens for Children – Inspired by The Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto

Author: Модернист. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Gardens are gateways for instilling a sense of wonder and stewardship in children about the natural world. Time outdoors creates memories that last a lifetime. And, designing an interactive and engaging garden where children can play and learn doesn’t mean losing style and elegance–innovative family gardens can be well-designed for the whole family. This illustrated workshop looks at key elements of flow, color, planting, refuge, seating, games, and wildlife. It also considers concepts of child development, design adaptability and creating opportunities for children to explore their senses, take risks and keep safe.

Landscape historian and garden designer, Kathryn Aalto is an American writer, designer, historian and lecturer living in Exeter, England. For the past twenty-five years, her focus has been on places where nature and culture intersect, teaching the literature of nature and place, designing gardens, and writing about the natural world. Following the presentation, Aalto will sign copies of her NY Times Bestseller “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 6:30 PM

Members $12, Tickets $18


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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