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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 Hurricane Season at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. From the eye of the storm to funnel clouds and violent tremors to massive explosions, this...
Battleship Texas Exhibit Celebrates D-Day’s 70th Anniversary, Makes HMNS Debut
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Battleship Texas Exhibit Celebrates D-Day’s 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 enemies present along the shore. In time for the 70th anniversary of this day, D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion to ever occur, leading to the...
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 Bulgariʼs Heritage Collection, including masterpieces from the historical archives of the company headquarters in Rome or on loan from private...
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 technology, rather than as the sometimes demure, formulaic discipline that is traditionally presented. "In the ongoing process of building a bigger and...
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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 this week, beginning today. Originally acquired in 1962, with help from the Junior League of Houston, and unveiled to the public on Nov. 23,...
Great White Shark 3D Takes Audiences up Close and Personal with World’s Iconic Predator in the Giant Screen Theatre
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Great White Shark 3D Takes Audiences up Close and Personal with World’s Iconic Predator in the Giant Screen Theatre FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Great White Shark 3D Takes Audiences up Close and Personal with World's Iconic Predator in the Giant Screen Theatre Houston-Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark 3D, a film opening Aug. 26 at the Houston...
Nautilus Live!
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Nautilus Live! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   *************Photo Opportunity************* Nautilus Live!Journey to the ocean floor in real-time exclusively at the Burke Baker Planetarium WHAT:           Beginning June 21 through November 2013, the 211-foot exploration vessel Nautilus is exploring the Gulf...
Prehistoric Masterpieces
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Prehistoric Masterpieces FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ***********MEDIA ALERT*********** Prehistoric MasterpiecesFamed Lascaux Caves artwork represented in new exhibit Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux at HMNS On June 18, the Houston Museum of Natural Science will announce this upcoming exhibit with a ceremony taking place on Tuesday, June 18 at...
Amusement Park Science Coming Soon to  HMNS at Sugar Land
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Amusement Park Science Coming Soon to HMNS at Sugar Land FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *************MEDIA ALERT************* Amusement Park Science Coming Soon to HMNS at Sugar Land WHAT: What's the next best thing to building a roller coaster in Sugar Land? A way for families to explore the physics behind the fun of amusement park rides. Amusement Park Science, a special exhibition, is a fascinating,...
Mummy bandage inscribed in Demotic with spells to protect the dead person (detail). Ptolemaic Period, about 200 BC. Image courtesy the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
The Nile Now Runs Through Houston
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The Nile Now Runs Through Houston HOUSTON-Last year, theHouston Museum of Natural Science opened its world-class Morian Hall of Paleontology, displaying many unique specimens in a space the length of a football field. In addition to creating one of the most dramatic and comprehensive paleontology halls in the world, the expansion plan continues with the opening of a large, 10,000...
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.