A Peek Inside HMNS’ Secret Education Collections

By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Program Manager and Curator of Education Collections Hello! Today I want to let you in on a secret. Hidden in the museum is a magical room full of everything you could ever imagine. A Room of Requirement, if you will (and if you are a Harry Potter fan). It’s called Education […]

Want To Start A Museum career? Here’s How To Do it.

By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Program Manager and Curator of Education Collections Hi! I’m Jayme and I don’t come here (the blog) often, but I’m psyched to be here. I wanted to talk about some awesome opportunities we have for college students that many people don’t even know we have! It’s a shame, and I’m here […]

What Do Dino’s Dream of Doing in 2019?

Congratulations everyone! We’ve almost made it through the second decade of the (still) new millennium. It’s been tough at times but at least our species isn’t extinct yet, and as someone who works at a natural science museum I know better than most what an accomplishment that is. Have you been thinking about your goals […]

Pixel Party Recap: An Artist’s Perspective on the Wiess Energy Hall

HMNS Pixel Parties are small, informal after hours gatherings of professional photographers held at our main campus quarterly. Each party is hosted in a different exhibit and during the two hour event attendee’s have free range to capture anything they want, any way they want. Needless to say, a lot of creative experimentation goes on […]

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 […]

Dinosaurs, Aliens And Volcanoes: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS

Lecture – New Technology in Fossil Prep by David Temple Recent advances in fossil preparation have led scientists to uncover incredible detail in fossils that until now where not thought possible.   HMNS paleontologist David Temple will overview these new technologies and the amazing findings they have brought to science–including soft tissue, microscopic blood cells, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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