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China's Lost Civilization
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China's Lost Civilization HOUSTON-China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui, a special exhibition opening April 10 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, highlights important treasures from China. It is acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever to be unearthed. "This is the latest in a series of exhibitions from the...
©Christian Vizl (Mexico) Glimpse of the underworld
Stunning images unveiled as 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
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Stunning images unveiled as 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at the Houston Museum of Natural Science HOUSTON-The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to present its newest exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The world-renowned exhibit, opening January 30, features 100 awe-inspiring images, showcasing fascinating animal behavior, breathtaking wild landscapes, and much more. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most...
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 10, 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. 13,...
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources and the Houston Museum of Natural Science Reaffirm Their Commitment to Sustainable Energy Use
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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources and the Houston Museum of Natural Science Reaffirm Their Commitment to Sustainable Energy Use HOUSTON - March 31, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources will provide visitors to the Houston Museum of Natural Science with a "green" destination in honor of Earth Day...
An Education Convocation
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An Education Convocation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WHAT:The National Science Foundation states that, "to succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in...
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA Further Supports the  Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Commitment to Environmental Responsibility
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GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA Further Supports the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Commitment to Environmental Responsibility HOUSTON - December 9, 2014 - GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, a leader in U.S. retail energy, is further strengthening the Houston Museum of Natural Science's commitment to environmental responsibility...
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,...
Iconic Cockrell Sundial Turns 25
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Iconic Cockrell Sundial Turns 25 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   WHAT: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cockrell Sundial at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The sundial, which was designed by HMNS and Rice University...
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,...
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.