Contact Information
Stay Connected
  • Join us on Facebook
  • View us on Flickr
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • View our Beyond Bones Blog
Latest Blog Post
Trains Over Texas
1
Trains Over Texas Celebrate the classic holiday tradition of trains under a Christmas tree and travel across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built "O" scale model, exclusively built for the Houston Museum of Natural Science by Train Worx. About the size of a tennis court, the multiple trains crisscrossing the state visit important and unique places in the...
Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People.
712
Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. HOUSTON -The nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition makes its debut at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sept. 24. Described as "fascinating, intriguing, and inspiring," by NBC, "absolutely extraordinary," by NPR and "a must see," by FOX TV, Mummies of the World instills a sense of curiosity and wonder in each and every...
Cabinet of Curiosities: A Hands-On History of Wonder
11
Cabinet of Curiosities: A Hands-On History of Wonder HOUSTON - Museums exist to inspire wonder and facilitate creative thought. Given our curious natures and our innate desire to collect, it is no wonder the grand modern museum has its humble roots firmly planted in the privately-owned collections of extraordinary objects from the past. These collections, called cabinets of curiosity, first became...
Scientists discover dinosaur-age soft tissues
11
Scientists discover dinosaur-age soft tissues HOUSTON - The news is out. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is involved in the next great discovery in the world of paleontology. In the forests of Myanmar, scientists have unearthed several pieces of 99-million-year-old amber that contain some of the best-preserved prehistoric lizards ever found. These little creatures walked alongside...
Burke Baker Planetarium re-opens as best and brightest in the universe
1
Burke Baker Planetarium re-opens as best and brightest in the universe HOUSTON - A close-up view that is so spectacular, only the astronauts have a better seat! The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater will re-open March 11 with the clearest, highest resolution digital laser projection system on Earth - the Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 digital True8K planetarium system. "When it first opened in 1964,...
Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs
11
Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs HOUSTON - Imagine the forests of Burma in the Mid-Cretaceous, the last great age of the dinosaurs. Oppressive heat and air thick with carbon dioxide. Ants with giant pincers, the distant roar of a carnivore doing battle with its next victim. Cycads, ferns, conifers and vegetation as far as the eye can see, with flowers adding a new palette of...
Stunning images from the National History Museum’s 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at HMNS
13
Stunning images from the National History Museum’s 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at HMNS HOUSTON-Now in its fifty-first year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the international leader of innovative visual representation in the natural world. This prestigious competition and resulting exhibition, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Jan. 29, stimulates engagement with the diversity and beauty of the natural world.. On...
Big Nature. Big Screen.
14
Big Nature. Big Screen. HOUSTON - For a trio of adventurers, the quest to experience America's wildest, most historic and naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman's National Parks Adventure 3D, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford. This immersive film, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science...
Crawl, climb and fly with ‘Amazing Butterflies’ at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land’s newest exhibit
11
Crawl, climb and fly with ‘Amazing Butterflies’ at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land’s newest exhibit Sugar Land, TX- Transform into caterpillars and experience a life-size interactive maze, packed with amazing facts and the fun navigation of blind alleys and through ways in Amazing Butterflies, a special exhibition opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, Feb. 20 through May 15. Visitors experience the challenges of being...
LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE
415
LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE HOUSTON-The Virgin of Guadalupe has been a symbol of hope, protection and comfort to her followers for almost 500 years, but why? What is it about her that has inspired millions throughout the Americas? Trace the story back to its origin in a special exhibition developed by the Houston Museum of Natural Science in collaboration with The Basilica...
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.