What Is The Deal With Brontosaurus?!

  Brontosaurus doesn’t exist. At least for now it doesn’t exist. It once did,  and it it might again soon, but not right now. I know this sounds confusing, so let me give you a little back story. Brontosaurus has to be the second most famous dinosaur on earth, right behind T. rex. Everyone knows […]

Your Guide To What’s Happening This Week At HMNS

Lecture – Intelligence Investigations – An Insider’s Look at High-Tech Sleuths by Dee Smith How does intelligence investigation work in the real world? How do investigators piece together information to reveal evidence? How are new data sources–like open source intelligence, human intelligence, imagery intelligence, zero-based analysis and computer forensics–used in practice.   Intelligence expert Dee […]

Forgotten Dinosaur Movies From The 90’s That Need A Reboot

The 90’s were the decade of dinosaurs. Sure, the prehistoric creatures had already been capturing the imagination of the public for more than a century by that point, but in the 90’s a combination of scientific breakthroughs in the field paleontology and special effects innovations in the film industry completely changed the way we see […]

A Surprisingly Simple Recipe For Science-Minded Runners!

HMNS’ Dino Dash virtual 5k is under way! We talked about the rules for the event, and the benefits of running a vitual 5 k, in a previous blog that you can find HERE. So now it’s time to start preparing for the run. Even if you’re running to loose weight, eating is an important […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

Behind The Scenes Tour Of Our  Smith Gem Vault     The dazzling facts about the gemstones and the jewelry will be shared by Museum geologists and lapidary artists, including Jill Moffit who worked on one of the stones. This tour will include a demonstration of gemstone cutting. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 6:00 PM Public […]

5 Mysteries Of Pluto That May Change The Way You Think About The Dwarf Planet

By Ralph Phillips, Docent at HMNS Sugar Land, introduction by Chris Wells A few years ago everyone’s heart went out to our littlest neighbor when Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. This sentimental feeling was interesting because it revealed a burgeoning sense of extraterrestrial community among us earthlings. Instead of only identifying ourselves as […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

Family Class – Ancient Encounters – Ancient Rome Note: Free with purchased admission to the museum. Class will meet in Glassell Hall.   Travel to ancient Rome without leaving Houston! You’ll have some great postcards to send back to relatives as you excavate a Roman soldiers’ camp, build an arch, help create a museum, march with […]

HMNS Wants You! (To Help Monitor Texas Butterflies)

With the start of summer, people around the state are looking for fun activities to fill the long summer months. Citizen Science is a great way to learn, have fun, and contribute to important research all at once. For people who enjoy looking at our beautiful native butterflies, the newly formed Texas Butterfly Monitoring Network […]

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