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Crystals of India
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Crystals of India SUGAR LAND-Discover the Crystals of India at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, on exhibit from Dec. 12, 2014 - May 5, 2015. Originating from India's Deccan Plateau, a large geologic formation that comprises most of the southern part of the country, the exhibition features a never-before-seen collection of almost 50 of the...
Suit of armor, Kebiki kon-ito odoshi dō-maru. Steel, shakudō, gilded copper, brass, horn, lacquer, silk, silk brocade. Mid-18th century. Although made in the full Edo period, this exquisite dō-maru style of armor exactly replicates, in both the methods of construction and the various parts, suits of armor used during the 14th century. Photo courtesy the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy.
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
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Samurai: The Way of the Warrior HOUSTON-Armor, helmets, swords and other battle gear of Japan's renowned samurai warriors are featured in a new special exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Samurai: The Way of the Warrior. The new exhibit, dedicated to the powerful military caste that ruled Japan for seven centuries, is open from Nov. 21 through Sept. 7,...
HMNS Gets Wild, Texas Style
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HMNS Gets Wild, Texas Style HOUSTON-Anyone familiar with the popular tune Deep in the Heart of Texas knows to expect that coyotes wail along the trail and rabbits rush around the brush here in the Lone Star State. However,...
Shark! The Live Touch Tank Experience
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Shark! The Live Touch Tank Experience HOUSTON-Get to know sharks in a new informative interactive opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. See what it's like to get up close and personal with sharks at the live shark touch tank,...
Necklace in platinum and diamonds, ca 1938. "Convertible" jewels of the 1930s could be divided into different smaller elements and worn independently. The sides of this necklace, for example, can be separated into two bracelets, two elongated plaque dress clips, and two small ones; or the central pendant can be worn on a bangle as its centerpiece, while the back clip can be worn as a brooch with appropriate fittings. Photo courtesy BVLGARI.
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...
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters
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Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters HOUSTON—Discover the most incredible, violent, stunning events of the natural world in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, a special exhibition which opened during the start of...
Next Level Urgent Care Supports Fort Bend Community,  Sponsors Body Carnival at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
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Next Level Urgent Care Supports Fort Bend Community, Sponsors Body Carnival at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land Houston (May 16, 2014) - The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and presenting local sponsor Next Level Urgent Care today opened the Body Carnival summer exhibition, running from May 16...
70th Anniversary of D-Day Observed Through Special Screening of Film, Two-Bell Ceremony, and WWII Camp Reenactment
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70th Anniversary of D-Day Observed Through Special Screening of Film, Two-Bell Ceremony, and WWII Camp Reenactment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WHAT: Join us for special Memorial Day weekend events remembering and honoring those who serve and have died in military service: Friday, May 23: Battleship Texas Exhibit...
Battleship Texas Exhibit Celebrates D-Days 70th Anniversary, Makes HMNS Debut
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Battleship Texas Exhibit Celebrates D-Days 70th Anniversary, Makes HMNS Debut HOUSTON-It is June 6, 1944, and a fleet of battleships are in position for a large-scale, Allied invasion in Normandy, France. Among the ships sits the mighty battleship USS Texas, firing upon German...
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...
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.