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Fossil Wash Day at HMNS Sugar Land
September 27, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Once a year, HMNS Sugar Land turns into a playground for young paleontologists, or those who simply wish to get their hands dirty. Saturday, September 21, various areas were setup for original fossil picking, washing and crafts. If you were unable to see the festivities yourself, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Fun-filled activities were […]

A Beginner’s Guide to the Fall Plant Sale
September 17, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

The Cockrell Butterfly Center will hold its Fall Plant Sale September 28, but many of you may be new to gardening with no idea which plants to purchase. In order to create a butterfly garden there are two basic types of plants that you will need. Plants that produce flowers that provide the adult butterflies […]

Meet the New Manager of Beyond Bones
September 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

I would like to formally introduce myself as the new manager of Beyond Bones. After a full year of working front line, as we like to call it, in the Visitor Services department, I understand that this blog is a trusted source for the latest in science, history, culture and the like and I hope […]

Member Appreciation: Why Join the HMNS Family?
September 6, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

September is Member Appreciation Month here at HMNS! Every weekend will be filled with fun for all. Enjoy stargazing, photo bombing Victoria the T. rex and half-off member price tickets for choice venues, starting each Saturday. Featured exhibits will include the Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and HMNS at […]

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I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

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very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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