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World Premiere of Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs to Open in November at Houston Museum of Natural Science
August 12, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON (August 12, 2021) – It is no secret that Egypt boasts a rich history of masterful rulers, but there is one name that reverberates through time like no other…Ramses the Great. Considered one of the most celebrated builders of Egypt, this visionary pharaoh expanded borders, brokered the world’s first peace treaty, and became a […]

Celebration: Earth
April 1, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TEXAS— Although Earth Day is officially set worldwide for Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating our planetary home throughout April with Celebration: Earth. All month long, Houston’s science museum is concentrating on our shared home with special nature- and conservation- themed exhibits, tours, and activities for everyone. “Because […]

Artifacts from the historic POMPEII eruption are coming to HOUSTON
January 26, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TEXAS—For centuries, the story of what happened to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has captivated the world. The city lost and buried by the ash and volcanic debris of Mount Vesuvius remains a testament to nature’s fury, a tragic time capsule of life some 2,000 years ago. Opening to the public at the […]

Houston Ballet and HMNS presents timeless Christmas family classic on giant screen
November 25, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TEXAS— Houston Ballet and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are joining forces to present a condensed version of one of Houston’s most cherished holiday productions, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker: Larger than Life will play on the museum’s big-screen during the duration of this unique and unprecedented 2020 holiday season. The annual production of […]

New Blockbuster BODY WORLDS Exhibition Coming to HMNS October 17
September 15, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX — Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on October 17. BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, a new special exhibition, delivers a breathtaking encounter with the inner workings of the human body and shows the effects of poor health, good […]

New Exhibit Blasts Museum Guests to Mars
June 29, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Summary Earth’s neighbor in the Solar System is closer than ever as new exhibit Mars by Luke Jerram opens July 1 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an internally lit, 23-foot in diameter globe of Mars suspended above guest’s heads. The exhibit teaches Martian topographic features and details […]

New Earth Exhibit Rising at the Houston Museum of Science For a Limited Time, May 15 through June 30
May 7, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Summary • A new sculpture by British artist Luke Jerram rises at the Houston Museum of Natural Science just in time for Earth Day. The sculpture is an internally lit, 23-foot in diameter sphere resembling our planet Earth. • The gigantic Earth installation aims to recreate the Overwatch Effect—the seldom experienced, but profoundly powerful phenomenon […]

State of Water: Our Most Valuable Resource Exhibition Makes a Splash at HMNS
February 25, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Summary New exhibit shows the often overlooked architecture of city water systems using striking photography. Features 31 photographs from award-winning photographer Brad Temkin’s book The State of Water. HOUSTON, TX— Those of us with access to water can rely on the simplicity of turning a knob or pushing a button for a clean, cool and […]

Jingle Tree back at HMNS at Sugar Land
November 14, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

SUGAR LAND—The holiday season is a magical time, and even more so at HMNS Sugar Land with one of Fort Bend’s most anticipated holiday traditions—Jingle Tree. The special event features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up for bid in a week long, online silent auction sponsored and decorated by Fort Bend designers, […]

HMNS at Sugar Land Adds a Grain of Salt with New Tech Hall, Opening Nov. 8
November 7, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— The function of salt goes beyond its use as a seasoning. It is essential to human life, serving critical roles in maintaining health, including nerve and muscle function, the regulation of blood pressure and the balance of electrolytes. And beyond its bodily and culinary applications, salt is used extensively in many industries. It is […]




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