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BVLGARI
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BVLGARI HOUSTON-Bulgari - jointly with the Houston Museum of Natural Science - is pleased to announce Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, an exhibition of approximately 150 sizable pieces of jewelry from Bulgariʼs Heritage Collection, including masterpieces from the historical archives of the company headquarters in Rome or on loan from private...
Xplorations Summer Science Adventures available at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
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Xplorations Summer Science Adventures available at the Houston Museum of Natural Science HOUSTON-Dinosaurs, robots, and wizards - oh my! These are just a few of the signs that it's once again time for Xplorations Summer Camps at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Camps begin June 2 and run through August 15.  "Each year, the HMNS youth education department does an incredible amount of research to update our classes, to...
Magna Carta. Image courtesy of The Chapter of Hereford Cathedral.
Original Magna Carta and Only Known Copy of King’s Writ United for First Time in U.S.
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Original Magna Carta and Only Known Copy of King’s Writ United for First Time in U.S. HOUSTON-An original edition of the "Magna Carta," and the only known example of the King's Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...
Leuchtenberg Tiara by Faberge, workmaster August Holmstrom, St. Petersburg c. 1895. Image courtesy the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision
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Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision HOUSTON-Simply hearing the name Fabergé evokes the splendor and extravagance of late 19th and early 20th century Imperial Russia. The House of Fabergé designed the renowned Imperial...
First-ever Giant Screen 3D film to soar above the Holy Land, JERUSALEM, to open at HMNS Giant Screen Theatre Oct. 4
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First-ever Giant Screen 3D film to soar above the Holy Land, JERUSALEM, to open at HMNS Giant Screen Theatre Oct. 4 HOUSTON-Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. Now, for the...
Swanky Soirée, Mixers and Elixirs, Returns to  HMNS in Time for V-day on Feb. 13
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Swanky Soirée, Mixers and Elixirs, Returns to HMNS in Time for V-day on Feb. 13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pleasing every palette for 2014, Houston's most popular party, Mixers & Elixirs, has officially been resurrected. Beginning Thursday, February 13, and continuing once a...
The “Sistine Chapel of Prehistory” at HMNS
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The “Sistine Chapel of Prehistory” at HMNS HOUSTON-On September 12, 1940 in Dordogne, France, in the commune of Montignac, four boys - Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Simon Coencas and Georges Agniel, and their dog stumbled upon a long...
S.O.S. – Save Our ‘Scope
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S.O.S. – Save Our ‘Scope HOUSTON-First, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened the new Morian Hall of Paleontology to the public. Then came the Hall of Ancient Egypt and the Welch Hall of Chemistry. Now, HMNS is asking...
Getting a Positive Charge
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Getting a Positive Charge HOUSTON-The Houston Museum of Natural Science opens its newly revamped Welch Hall of Chemistry to tell the story of the life in the universe as seen through the lens of chemistry utilizing modern...
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"Dipsy" the Diplodocus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: *********************Photo Opportunity********************* WHAT: "Dipsy," the very first dinosaur to ever be put on display in all of Houston, will be de-installed...
Meet Our Curators
Joel A. Bartsch
Joel A. Bartsch
Robert T. Bakker Ph.D.
Robert T. Bakker Ph.D.
Daniel M. Brooks Ph.D.
Daniel M. Brooks Ph.D.
Nancy Greig Ph.D.
Nancy Greig Ph.D.
Adam Mekler
Adam Mekler
Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D.
Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D.
Carolyn Sumners Ed.D
Carolyn Sumners Ed.D
David Temple
David Temple
John W. Tunnell, Jr. Ph.D.
John W. Tunnell, Jr. Ph.D.
Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.
Dirk Van Tuerenhout Ph.D.
Our Mission The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science shall be 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 first class.