HMNS Weekly Happenings

March 19, 2018
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Educator Late Night – Death by Natural Causes

Death by Natural Causes will introduce students to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, students will explore animal adaptations, statistics, chemistry, medicine and history. The rich graphics, compelling visuals and suprising specimens are such to peak interests!

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 5:00 PM


Educator Maker Lab – Ingenious Engineering

 Become a tinker thinker as you create aerial photography, your own balloon-based speaker, and a multiplication parabola in this Maker Lab.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 8:00 AM


Shell Educators’ Preview


Free Admission for Educators

You are invited to attend a special viewing of:

Death by Natural Causes

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4–7 p.m.

Snakes. Spiders. Sharks. The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods! Visitors will travel through five general areas of rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens.

Educators will receive one hour of CPE credit.

Registration Information

Educators: Free

Guests: $5.00; tickets may not be purchased in advance.

Registration begins Tuesday, February 27 and ends Friday, March 23, 2018. Please complete the online form to reserve your spot. For questions, contact

Local support provided by the John P. McGovern Foundation.

You will receive confirmation within 24 hours of completing this 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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