5 Of The Biggest Objects On Display At HMNS
May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

HMNS is a huge place full of things both big and small. When I used to guide public tours through our exhibit halls, I used to always stress that size does not determine an object’s importance. Sometimes the tiniest artifacts, the most minuscule fossil specimens can change everything we know about their respective fields. But […]

Dino-chores at HMNS
September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

The last three evenings have been spent doing a dinosaur cleaning. Three times a year staff and volunteers give up a few of their evenings to dust the mounts in the Hall of Paleontology. We clean the mounts using a variety of tools ranging from low tech dust clothes and soft brushes to pretty fancy vacuums […]

Meet the Volunteers Who Have ‘Donated Their Bodies to Science’
June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

by Gail Peterkin, HMNS Volunteer “Donate your body to science — volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!” Or so the tagline goes. Apparently, some volunteers have interpreted the phrase quite literally, and a number of volunteers have spent many years, if not decades, as HMNS volunteers. HMNS currently has 610 active volunteers at […]

This Dino Toy’s All Wrong! What’s Up With That!?
February 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

by “Jurassic” James Washington III With the exception of our feathered friends, dinosaurs are all but gone today. So what are the ways to connect to these long lost creatures? Well as a child I had three options — museums, media and models. Going to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and standing in the […]

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