natural-science

natural science

HMNS changed the way I think about Earth, time, humanity, and natural history
July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

After 90 days working at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, here’s the verdict: I love it here! Through research required to compose and edit posts for this blog, I have learned about voracious snails, shark extinction, dinosaur match-ups, efforts to clean up ocean plastic pollution, Houston’s flooding cycle, a mysterious society in south China, […]

Feb. Flickr Photo of the Month: Lensbaby!
February 10, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

This month’s featured photographer is Etee. When most people think of a Natural Science Museum, the first image that pops into their head is the Paleontology Hall. Giant dinosaurs towering over your head, reminding us of a time long past. How many of us have photos of ourselves standing next to the terrible Tyrannosaurus-Rex, one of […]

Making Baby Bearded Dragons
January 12, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today’s post is written by Sibyl Keller, a volunteer recruiter and educational coordinator at HMNS. Today, she tells us about the bearded dragons that live in her office, and what happens when another one comes to visit.  Sibyl, holding Leonardo. So…what’s happening in the Volunteer Office other than recruiting new volunteers, interviewing new talents, filling tours, booking docents, scheduling on-going training, handling birthday […]

Celebrating 100: A Centennial of Science
January 1, 2009 · 6 Comments

Throughout 2009, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating one hundred years of natural science education in fulfillment our mission: To preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the […]



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