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Tricks or Treats: How to Ghost Your Audience
October 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

I am a huge scaredy-cat. Horror movies and spooky stuff are some of my favorite things, but getting me to walk-through a haunted house, be it staged or “real” can be like pulling teeth. A specific family trip to Savannah, Georgia comes to mind. We ended up at the famous Sorrell Weed House, said to […]

The Magic and Mystery of Stonehenge
October 25, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

“But, nobody knows…nobody knows”. This is the refrain from my brother who sits across from me as we sip pre-brunch cocktails. The topic of discussion, you ask? The new special exhibit Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries at HMNS. It prompts a memory that he clearly finds rather amusing. According to him, “…but nobody knows” […]

T-Rex Goes Postal: A Collaboration of Paleoart and the Postal Service
October 18, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Some recent celebratory forever stamps have pretty significant ties to HMNS. No, it’s not because they depict the life of a T-Rex. The same artist that created these stunning images, is the mastermind behind the murals within the museum’s paleontology hall! Paleoartist Julius Csotonyi and the United States Postal Service have joined together to give […]

Renaissance Ramblin’ Man: An Interview with Musician and HMNS Employee Chuck Leah
October 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Spooky season is upon us and in celebration of all things creepy and terrifying, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting a film screening of the 1922 cult classic Nosferatu. Long before vampires sparkled in the daytime, Count Orlek’s shadow was haunting audiences’ dreams. To make this experience even more special, our very own […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

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

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

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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