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Press Releases

Sweet Serendipity Brings One of the World’s Top Sapphires to HMNS
March 4, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— Hailing from an island of gemstones, the Siren of Serendip is one of the world’s largest blue sapphires. This magnificent and unparalleled gemstone will be on display in the Brown Gallery at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from March 3 through 24, just in time for spring break. Considered one of the top […]

The Art of the Gunsmith: From Columbus to Napoleon – A New Exhibition Opens at HMNS in March 2019
March 4, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— For over six centuries, firearms have contributed to a range of narratives in international history. From finely chiseled steel to intricate wood carving, the antique firearms in The Art of the Gunsmith:  From Columbus to Napoleon, a special exhibition opening at HMNS on March 11th, embody an accessible 16th, 17th and 18th century decorative […]

Backyard Wilderness, a New 3D Documentary, Now Open at HMNS
February 5, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— Backyard Wilderness, a new 3D documentary opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Feb. 16th, arms explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. Created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar® nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, the film surprises and entertains viewers […]

Artist and Author’s Groundbreaking Work Explores Human’s Intimate Connection to Nature
February 5, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX— CHRISTOPHER MARLEY | BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science is an extensive art and multimedia sensory experience that unravels human’s intimate relationship with the natural world. The special exhibition opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on February 8, 2019. Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals […]

Fossil Preparation, Up Close and Personal: A Permanent Addition to Our Paleontology Hall
August 28, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—Have you ever wondered what it takes to “clean” a fossil? What exactly do our paleontologists do with them between the dig site and the exhibit? Surely they aren’t excavated as we see them behind the glass—they must first be prepared. This process is precisely what we intend to show to the public, year-round […]

Sodexo and Houston Museum of Natural Science Offer New Dining Experience for Museum Patrons
August 15, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, will begin service at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) in November. The partnership will bring a variety of new dining options for museum patrons, including a café marketplace, a food truck with seasonal and local offerings, and […]

Collection of History, Mystery and Wonder: Thousands of Treasures in Wonder-Chambers Visitors Can Touch at HMNS Sugar Land
April 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

SUGAR LAND — Museums exist to inspire wonder and facilitate creative thought. Given our curious natures and our innate desire to collect, it is no wonder the grand modern museum has its humble roots firmly planted in the privately-owned collections of extraordinary objects from the past. These collections, called wonder-chambers or wunderkammern in German-speaking Europe, […]

Flora, Fauna and Minerals That Can Kill People Don’t Kill Anyone at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
March 7, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—Come survive a plethora of cruel commodities, lesser known but highly dangerous. A new exhibition developed by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Death by Natural Causes, features a wide variety of live animals, real poisonous vegetation and a collection of minerals that the world has never seen (and lived to tell the tale). […]

Messages in Bottles, Found by a National Hero, Wash Up at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
February 23, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON, TX—Come see for yourself what was once tossed into the water with the hopes to be found. A new exhibit, Message in a Bottle, features real-life messages in bottles discovered by CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke, and is opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Feb. 2, 2018. Pregracke […]

A first look inside the redesigned Wiess Energy Hall 3.0 featuring Energy City and two motion platforms—the Geovator and Eagle Ford Shale Experience
October 3, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

WHAT:          This Thursday, HMNS is giving media a first look inside the new permanent exhibition hall dubbed “Wiess Energy Hall 3.0.” The third iteration of this popular hall has enlarged from its previous 8,500 square feet to an expansive 30,000 square feet—almost the size of a football field. Joining the completely redesigned “classic” displays […]




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