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Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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...
Journey To Space Unveils New Era of Deep Space Exploration In Dramatic Giant Screen Format
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Journey To Space Unveils New Era of Deep Space Exploration In Dramatic Giant Screen Format HOUSTON, TX-NASA's next era will be its greatest yet. That is the clear "roadmap" painted by Journey To Space 3D, a new space exploration film now open at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Giant Screen Theatre through Jan. 3, 2016. The movie changes the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program by...
Jingle Tree back at HMNS at Sugar Land
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Jingle Tree back at HMNS at Sugar Land HOUSTON-This holiday season, join the merriment with the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land's 2nd annual fundraiser, Jingle Tree. Again, you can give, OWN and be merry when you bid on dazzling, pre-decorated trees in an auction amongst festive company. The special event features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up...
ROBOTS 3D
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ROBOTS 3D HOUSTON, TX- Millions of astonishing robots exist today, and innovators are taking robotics to the next level with the new generation of these awe-inspiring machines - humanoid robots. They can work like us, play like us, learn and even look human. ROBOTS 3D, a new giant-screen film opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Wortham Giant...
Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs
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Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs arrive at HMNS Special exhibition offers perspective on terror in American History Houston - Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, a new special exhibit opening Sept. 25 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, provides a historic perspective on acts of terror that have taken place on...
Look Who's Living in TreeHouses
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Look Who's Living in TreeHouses Sugar Land, TX-This Summer, families can spend some quality time hanging out in the trees with a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land's newest exhibition, TreeHouses, opening May 22 through Aug. 23. For a walk through this special exhibition, click here. The focus moves up, in, around and even underneath trees. Tree Houses...
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.