HOUSTON—For the past several months, Bertney Langley, member of the Coushatta Tribe and native speaker of Koasati, had been carefully watching the process unfold as the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) prepared to unveil its newly revamped John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas to the public this fall. He sat in the same […]
HOUSTON—The Houston 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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