Jessi works at HMNS where she is a full-time website and email manager and a part-time dinosaur mascot—no really. When she’s not juggling marketing campaigns, writing for Beyond Bones or tearing up the dance floor at Mixers & Elixirs, you can probably find her at the nearest dog park, musical theater performance or Torchy’s Tacos. Storytelling is a passion, particularly the way that words can be used to educate and inspire, so Jessi is excited to be able to contribute to the blog and help tell the stories of HMNS.

Not Your Average Tie—10 Father’s Day Gifts for the Geeky Dad

Let’s be honest, dad’s got enough ties in his drawer. Get your science-loving dad something unique, and this week, Dad wins when you shop at the Museum store! This Father’s Day, when you buy more you save more. Just use promo code FATHER at check out. We’ve rounded up the top ten gifts for dads, and this sale […]

Selections From Our Collections: Who’s Ground Are You Stomping On?

Sometimes when we highlight selections from HMNS collections, we like to bring your attention to something small and understated, something you may not have noticed on your trips to the museum. But if you’ve been to the museum since the opening of Mapping Texas: From Frontier to Lone Star State, chances are you didn’t miss […]

Looking For Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? Check Out The Sale In Our Museum Store!

( Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and HMNS wants to help you show the moms and mother figures in your life the appreciation they deserve. That’s why right now, the more you spend, the more you save! There’s no promo code necessary. Just go to the online Museum store, add items to your […]

Dog Science: How Our Furry Friends Are More Than Just Good Company

Image courtesy of Pixabay  Yesterday was National Puppy Day, and here at HMNS, we love our dogs. Even though our furry friends can’t accompany us to work (too many distracting bones in the Paleontology Hall), HMNS employees love to talk about our dogs. We even held a Museum-wide pet costume contest for Take Your Dog […]

Sit Down With a Curator: Love in the Animal Kingdom

At the risk of regurgitating clichés, here at HMNS we’ve noticed that something is in the air. No—it’s not the oscillating Houston humidity or the smell of preservation chemicals; it’s the love of Valentine’s Day! Love it, hate it, or just plain ignore it—Valentine’s Day is a day when people can acknowledge their love for […]