HMNS Weekly Happenings

June 18, 2018
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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 tickets $32/ Member tickets $20


Behind The Scenes Tour Of  Death by Natural Causes

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


Behind The Scenes Tour  Of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Following a viewing of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, photographers can set out on a photo safari in the Museum³ Texas and African wildlife exhibition halls and the Cockrell Butterfly Center while the Museum is closed to the public.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Public tickets #32/ Members tickets $20

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BTS – The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Take advantage of a dark, quiet night when the Museum is closed to the public to explore “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.” Instead of a traditional tour, docents will be scattered throughout the exhibition to provide you with intel and clues.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Public tickets $42/ Member tickets $27


Lecture – Intelligence Investigations – An Insider’s Look at High-Tech Sleuths by Dee Smith

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

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 Smith, will give an insider’s perspective on the methods and practices of investigation and intelligence in both government and private arenas. Smith will include examples of actual cases he has led (no names, of course!) where intelligence findings have made a significant difference.

Gordon Dee Smith, founder and CEO of private intelligence agency Strategic Insight Group (SIG), has led intelligence projects for over $60 billion in investment transactions, has worked in over 90 countries around the world, has conducted projects for U.S. government agencies including the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and for many private clients. He has conducted investigations of thousands of individuals, companies, and situations.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – 6:30 PM

Public Tickets $18/ Members tickets $12


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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