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HMNS Press Kit

The Hall of Ancient Egypt at HMNS to reopen with new objects, stunning technology, immersive installations
November 11, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON—TheHouston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is proud to announce its completely re-imagined 12,500 sq. ft. Hall of Ancient Egypt that will open Nov. 20 in conjunction with the world premiere of the 20,000 sq. ft. special exhibition entitled Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. The Ramses the Great exhibition—a partnership between […]

Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries now open at HMNS
October 22, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— Nearly one million people make the journey each year to Salisbury Plain in England to see Stonehenge and experience its mysteries firsthand. For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over how this towering monument, with its iconic circular layout, was created—and why. Truly a part of our world history, Stonehenge joins the Egyptian […]

World’s Largest Display of LEGO® Art Features 100 Incredible Works of Art Made Out of Millions of LEGO Bricks From Contemporary Artist Nathan Sawaya
September 25, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO® brick, is set to make its debut at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Oct. 7. opens October 7. Museum members see it first starting […]

New Hall HMNS Dives into the Importance of Malacology Without Mollusks Life Would Cease to Exist
August 20, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—The Houston Museum of Natural Science is bringing back the George W. Strake Hall of Malacology with a splash. Just in time for National Beach Day on August 30, 2019, the hall returns freshly renovated with over 1,300 shell and marine life specimens and a heavy focus on ocean conservation. Malacology is the study […]

HMNS’s Newest Exhibit Is Picture Perfect
May 14, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— HMNS has long been a hit on Instagram with patrons, photographing themselves with Stan the T. Rex’s shadowy snarl in the Morian Hall of Paleontology or communing with butterflies in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. In Focus: A Museum Photographic Experience, the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s newest exhibit space opening May 24, has […]

Large-Scale Photographic Exhibition Reveals Hidden Beauty of Insects at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
August 2, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—The beautiful, surprising, and often outright bizarre microscopic form of insects is presented in breathtaking clarity in a new exhibition by British photographer Levon Biss at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, opening July 13th. Microsculpture: The Insect Photography of Levon Biss shows specimens from the collection like never before, in large-format and exquisitely-lit […]

Stunning images from the National History Museum’s 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives at HMNS
May 11, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

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 on Jan. 29, stimulates engagement with the diversity and beauty of the natural world. On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, this special exhibition […]

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes opening at HMNS April 30th
April 17, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON—Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a special exhibition opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, April 30th. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and […]

A New Energy Adventure in Houston
March 3, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—For more than two decades, millions and millions of visitors of all ages have immersed themselves in the science of energy by exploring the Wiess Energy Hall, one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions—which is why it’s been completely demolished and thrown out. But wear and tear is only part of the reason. In […]

HMNS Fun Facts
January 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Morian Hall of Paleontology The Morian Hall of Paleontology is packed with prehistoric beasts, and does not have the same stagnant displays of ancient skeletons standing in a row that many visitors are accustomed to seeing. Rather, the predators and prey in the new paleontology hall are in action—chasing, eating and escaping as they struggle […]




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