Finding Peace Under Pressure: A Close up Look at the New Butterfly of Peace

With their bright, fluttering wings and airy flight, butterflies are revered in cultures all over the world as beacons of hope and peace. It’s one of the many reasons we love the Cockrell Butterfly Center; the peaceful thrum of the butterflies creates a tranquil, tropical oasis. Now, a new piece on loan from Alan Bronstein […]

Harrowing Tales from Monster Movie Maker Camp

Last week we were excited to offer our Movie Monster Maker camp in Sugar Land, and boy there was a lot of ACTION! Everyone had a great week trying out some monsters, making stop motion animation shorts and investigating some monster mythology (and terrifying their parents at pick up). Check out their movies below. The […]

The Deadly Dress Test!

Today on Beyond Bones we’re sharing the results of a rather unusual test that was recently performed by the curators of our blockbuster special exhibition Death by Natural Causes. The test in question involved a Victorian-era dress, a book printed during the early 20th century and a can of insecticide. According to our research, all of these items […]

HMNS’ Guide to the Night Sky in July, 2019

Jupiter remains in the evening sky, well placed for observing.  Look low in the southwest at dusk for the brightest thing there.   Saturn is at opposition on July 9.  This means that Earth is aligned between Saturn and the Sun on that date, putting Saturn opposite the Sun in our sky.  For much of July, Saturn is […]

Our Summer Scouts Programs Are CLAW-some!

Hi, everyone. Karl here! I’m the resident raptor at the Museum. You’ve probably seen me hanging out by the elevators outside the Education Office. I mostly spend my time there unless someone takes me on an adventure around the Museum. Sometimes I get to go to conferences to tell people about all the amazing things […]

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