HMNS Weekly Happenings

June 11, 2018
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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 the legion, and discover diet on the Roman Frontier.

This event is co-sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America.

Tuesday, June 12 All Day

Free with museum admission

Class – CSI 101

Source: Wikimedia Comons.

Dusting for fingerprints, DNA, blood spatter and more–try your hand at techniques crime scene investigators and lab technicians use to collect and examine evidence.

Ages 15 and up only, due to the graphic nature of this class.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 6:00 PM


BTS – Death by Natural Causes

Study of Skeletons, c. 1510, by Leonardo da Vinci. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The things you fear the most are the least of your worries! “Death by Natural Causes” allows you to delve into those items most deleterious to your life and encounter beauty so deadly your heart may really stop.

Go behind-the-scenes with master docents and encounter a variety of live and potentially deadly creatures, while learning the difference between venomous and poisonous. Continue on to study toxic elements and minerals where dosage often determines if they are helpful or harmful.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Tickets $32, Members $20


BTS – Smith Gem Vault

Author: Sapphira Smith. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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 tickets $32; Member tickets $20


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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