Spring Forward | March 2022 Sky Happenings

Map of constellations for the month of March 2022

Venus remains in the morning sky this month.  Venus outshines everything except the Sun and the Moon, so you can try to find it low in the southeast at dawn.  Venus remains a ‘morning star’ for most of 2022. Mars is low the morning sky this month.  Look low in the southeast at dawn, to […]

A Few Member Benefits Most HMNS Members Don’t Know About

By Kimberly Vera, Membership Copywriter       Becoming an HMNS member has many benefits —some, you might not be aware of, so join me as I take a closer look at a few and highlight my personal favorites.    New! Fossil Discovery! One major perk to becoming an HMNS member is FREE entrance into our […]

Rockets, Robots And Romance: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS

Lecture – How to Walk on Water & Climb up Walls: Animal Movement & Robots of the Future by David Hu Animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. Mechanical engineer and biologist David L. Hu will demystify the remarkable mechanics behind […]

Skeletons, Citrus and Science! This Week’s Happenings At HMNS

Lecture – Beauty and Morphology of Insects by Erin Mills Characteristics and adaptations of these unique and misunderstood creatures will be explored by Erin Mills, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Living exotic beetles, giant katydids, walking sticks, hissing cockroaches, beautiful butterflies and other exciting arthropods will compliment this special presentation and tour of the […]

Mayan Monday To Forensics Friday And Everything In Between: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS

Behind The Scenes Tour of the Cockrell Butterfly Center Plus Greenhouses HMNS entomologists and horticulturists will take you behind the scenes of the containment room and rooftop greenhouses–areas not open to the public–where staff cares for the Museum’s caterpillars, butterflies, other insects, food plants for the butterflies. In addition to the behind-the-scenes zones, you will […]

Mammoth Gardens Of Death: This Weeks Happenings At HMNS

Behind The Scenes Tour Of Out Hall Of Paleontology: The Reign of Mammals: Giants of the Pleistocene Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are debuting a new series that will cover the hall section by section. Led by HMNS staff trainer, James Washington, each tour will […]

Back to the Future With Do It Yourself Photography

  We are a culture obsessed with photography. We are constantly documenting the ins-and-outs of our day-to-day lives with the help of our ever present Smartphones.  What once was an expensive and technical undertaking, practiced almost exclusively by professionals, is now accessible to all people … anytime, anywhere. As such, a good portion of the […]

A New Definition Of Frostbite: Happenings This Week At HMNS

  Frozen (2013) GET TICKETS August 31 When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. 102 min. – Animation | Adventure | Comedy Won 2 Oscars.   Lecture […]

Dinosaurs, Detectives And The Case Of The Shooting Stars: HMNS Happenings This Week

Lecture – Sherlock Holmes, The Evolution of a Timeless Character by Warren Chaney No other character has been beloved generation after generation. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, however, has indeed evolved from Doyle’s original 54-volume cannon of Sherlock Holmes novels–to stage, radio, silver screen, and well into the digital age. Dr. Warren Chaney will trace the […]


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