HMNS Weekly Happenings

Celebrate Reading Awareness Month with Dino Dave Day, witness the abstract art of Sherry Tseng Hill or dig for fossils with a real paleontologist. All these things and more are possible with HMNS. Check out our weekly happenings below. Wednesday, February 26 SENIOR SOCIAL – WIESS ENERGY HALL 9:00 AM · MORAN CONFERENCE HALL Get […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

There’s always something to learn at the museum. The saints are marching in to Mardi Gras this week with the first Mixers & Elixirs of 2020, but wait… there’s more! Check out our weekly happenings below. Wednesday, February 19 CLASS – DIY IRL: BUTTERFLY PINNING AND SHADOW BOX MAKING 6:00 PM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS […]

What’s In A Birthstone?: Amethyst

Amethyst is a mineral known for its eye-grabbing violet hue. There are many examples of this beautiful sight within our Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, but such a cultural influence can be found in other corners of the museum. February’s birthstone has many tales to tell. One of the most spectacular pieces in the […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

Yellow caution tape with the words "CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS"

So many adventures are possible with HMNS. From forensic science feats in our own backyard to a miracle berry that swaps the sweet for sour, this week offers everything from A to Z for you and your valentine. Check out our weekly happenings below. Tuesday, February 11 LECTURE – THE REAL CSI: GETTING FORENSIC SCIENCE […]

My Bloody Valentine: A Darker History

I am no fan of Valentine’s Day. A simple Google search of “I hate Valentine’s Day” will prove that I am not alone in my aversion. I don’t know why I hate it. I just do. I prefer to celebrate the Ides of March, which is exactly one month and a day after Valentine’s. Give […]

February Star Blog

Spherical diagram, using lines and dots, of constellations found in the night sky.

Venus is even higher in the evening sky this month.  Look in the west at dusk for the brightest thing there. Mercury makes a rare appearance in the evening sky this month.  For the first half of February, look for it low to the western horizon right at dusk, directly under Venus.     Mars is […]

Houston Museum of Natural Science Is Now A Certified Autism Center™

Editor’s Note: As Houston’s leading science museum, we are committed to the constantly evolving aspects of both science and education. That being said, we are even more proud as a public institution to embrace a growing consciousness that seeks to build environments for everybody. As of 2/5/2020, we are happy to announce in association with […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

So many adventures are possible with HMNS. Travel to Madagascar without leaving Texas or learn the jaw-dropping history of Imperial Russia through jeweled treasures. Check out our weekly happenings below. Monday, February 3 BEHIND THE SCENES – SLEUTHS & SECRETS MYSTERY NIGHT 6:00 PM · CABINET OF CURIOSITIES The museum is home to a world […]

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