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What’s In A Birthstone?: Amethyst
February 13, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

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 […]

What’s In A Birthstone?: Garnet
January 16, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Concierge Kathleen Edinburgh gives us some insight on birthstones. The history of birthstones is ancient, varied, and, as all such things from ancient days, has changed much over the course of time. Some attribute birthstone’s origins to the 12 Tribes of Jerusalem, while others related them to the celestial bodies we associate with the […]

Your Guide to the Best Eats at HMNS
October 8, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

By Christine Dougherty (Editor’s Notes: The Periodic Table is under small renovations. We will update soon.) Exploring our five floors of exhibits can leave you feeling hungry. Fear not! We’ve got you covered. I’ve been working in Visitor Services for over eight years now. I spent the first four of those years in the Box […]

The Megalodon Swims into the World of Gaming
August 5, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Megalodon: The Monster Gets Virtual In celebration of Shark Week’s end, I see no greater reason to push the Mighty Megalodon to the surface. While the modern-day shark seems to be making recent headlines off the shores of Florida and Hawaii by way of attack, I tend to like my sharks a bit more pixelated […]



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