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Press Releases

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 […]

Ten Apollo Mission Controllers will land their grandchildren on the Moon in the Museum’s Expedition Center, July 18
July 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

WHAT:  Mission Controllers of the Apollo missions reenter the control room in our Expedition Center, but this time, they’re landing their own grandchildren on the Moon. Emergencies and high drama are guaranteed along the way. But with their grandfathers’ and grandmothers’ help, each team will solve problems, maintain systems, launch a probe and successfully land at […]

Apollo Legacy Celebration in the Expedition Center, July 18th
July 15, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Apollo Legacy Celebration in the Expedition Center, July 18th  Mission Controllers of the Apollo missions reenter the control room in our Expedition Center, but this time, they’re landing their own grandchildren on the Moon—July 18th from 10-11:30 a.m. Emergencies and high drama are guaranteed along the way. But with their grandfathers’ help, each team will […]

HMNS Celebrates the Apollo Moon Landing with a New Installation and Planetarium Show
April 9, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— It all began on July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first humans to see the Earth from the surface of another world. For the first time, humans defied gravity by escaping the Earth and landing on another world. Now 50 years later, the Moon is landing in Houston, and HMNS […]




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