Fossil Wash Day at HMNS Sugar Land

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

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

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?

Audience view of the planetarium located at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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 […]

September Star Blog

Jupiter remains in the evening sky, well placed for observing.  Look low in the southwest at dusk for the brightest thing there.   Saturn is also in the evening sky.  Although it is not as bright as Jupiter,  you can find it easily at some distance to the left of Jupiter. Venus and Mars are lost in the Sun’s glare and […]

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