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HMNS Press Kit

The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Presents The Welch Hall: Matter & Motion
February 27, 2024 · Be The First To Comment

Quantum Chemistry to Astrophysics Members of the media are invited to attend a special media preview,happening Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HOUSTON, TEXAS— Chemistry is, quite literally, the science of everything. Everything in our universe is made of chemicals, which are made of atoms, which consist of subatomic particles bound by […]

NEW JOHN P. MCGOVERN HALL OF THE AMERICAS TO PRESENT BELONGINGS, STORIES OF NATIVE PEOPLES
September 6, 2022 · Be The First To Comment

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 […]

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—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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Explore The Galaxy At The George Observatory
January 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON―Observe Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s moons and the Milky Way with your own eyes at the George Observatory, located less than an hour’s drive southwest of Houston in Brazos Bend State Park. Surrounded by the park’s natural beauty and home to one of the country’s largest telescopes for public viewing, the Observatory is the best place […]

Journey To The Moon And Mars
January 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HOUSTON―Pilot a spaceship through the galaxy, experiment with matter from outer space, successfully avert disaster and work with crews back on Earth to bring the team safely home. At the world’s first Expedition Center, which opened at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 1988, thousands of kids build their science, communication and teamwork skills […]




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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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