Kelly Russo

Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing
July 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius. This stunner of a specimen gets it’s name from—you guessed it—it’s beautiful striped markings, which are […]

What’s Happening at HMNS This Week
June 12, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Here’s what’s happening at HMNS this week! EVENING FILM SCREENING – “Amazon Adventure 3D” with Erin Mills, Director of Cockrell Butterfly Center Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. As a young man, Henry Bates risked his life for science in the 1850s. “Amazon Adventure 3D” tells the epic, true story of the explorer’s fascinating 11-year journey through […]

Here’s What’s Happening at HMNS This Week
June 5, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

New at HMNS! FLY! Be Free! A spectacular VR Experience For millennia, humans have longed to fly like a bird, to take to the sky, arms outstretched, with the power and innate grace of the avian masters. While human biomechanics will never allow for the facility of unfettered flight, today’s virtual reality (VR), coupled with […]

ICYMI: Real Texas History, Book of the Dead and Disappointed Toads
May 27, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

SELECTIONS FROM OUR COLLECTIONS: WHO’S GROUND ARE YOU STOMPING ON? Storytelling happens in many ways, orally, written or with puppets and plays, but this map above along with the others in Mapping Texas utilize an unconventional medium to illustrate the vast and intriguing history of Texas. As you follow the stories on the exhibit walls, each […]



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