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Our Wands May Not Be Magic, But They Sure Are Pretty!
July 5, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Museum guests who find their way into the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals usually have no trouble finding something to be in awe of. Passing through the Hall on my daily rounds, while looking for new hidden gems to spotlight, I rarely make it further than a few feet from the entrance before I […]

Educator How-To: Crystals, Geometry and Chemistry
January 27, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Math is beautiful and inescapable. Especially in nature, patterns and equations just keep showing up.  The path of an orbiting planet, the growth of a nautilus, arrangements of leaves on a stem, the efficient packing of a honeycomb; we can find rules and algorithms and make predictions from them. Crystals, with their obediently repeating structure, […]

Crystals are Cool: Making Rock Candy
January 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

photo credit: biggertree There are so many different kinds of crystals all around us, but just what are they anyway? Put simply, a crystal is a grouping of molecules or atoms that is organized in a specific way.  Every crystal has a unique shape and properties that make it recognizable.  In today’s experiment, we will […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Zoisite
December 16, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]


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