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Monday, 07 August 2017

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HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-07 07:07:39]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Wing It! GET TICKETS Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m., Memorial Day through August   Come fly away into the world of butterflies this summer at the Cockrell Butterfly Center with Wing it! Introduce yourself to your favorite flutterers and watch the release of 100 to 200 new, greenhouse-raised butterflies into the enclosure. Get schooled on

Second Chance Sunday: What Do Muesum Educators Geek Out About? 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-31 00:23:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-25 00:05:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
Lecture – Crinoids – Drifting Ecosystems of Ancient Seas by David Temple During the Paleozoic, crinoids created a virtual forest on the sea floor and created an important ecosystem. These fossils are frequently referred to as “sea lilies.” However, crinoids are actually animals. Paleontologist David Temple will describe these fascinating sea creatures–from the earliest species

What You May Have Missed This Week On The Beyond Bones Blog 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-16 03:24:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info
Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius     Here’s A Science-y Summer Activity To Keep The Kid’s Brains

La Malinche: The Spanish Dona Who Was A Maya Slave Who Was An Aztec Princess 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-15 00:00:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
Sunday June 30, 1520, a day that will become known as La Noche Triste “The Night of Sorrows”. The sun has set behind the rugged, volcanic peaks that ring the Valley of Mexico and there’s a light shower falling as is common in Mexico City during June. But the rain is falling on a very different

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-10 20:58:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
  Lecture – Conversation with Author Kathy Reichs and Book Signing of “Two Nights”     As a practicing forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Reichs consults for medical examiners, trains FBI agents, teaches at universities, and aids in the identification of victims at mass graves. She weaves her own work experience into her mesmerizing forensic thrillers

Second Chance Sunday! Anyone In The Mood For Tacos? 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-09 19:00:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old

Cool Posts You May Have Missed This Week! 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-08 19:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
WHAT IS A DINOSAUR? A DISCUSSION OF ANCIENT FAMILY TREES AND DINO-IMPOSTORS In my years as a tour guide here at HMNS I encountered a lot of good questions. Most of the time the simplest questions were the best ones, like “what is a dinosaur?“. It’s a simple question but it has a complicated answer.

Second Chance Sunday! Need A (T. rex) Hand? 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-02 19:00:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old

What Exciting New Info Did You Miss Out On This Week? 

BEYONDbones [2017-07-01 19:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
JOIN US FOR THE AUGUST 21 ECLIPSE The New Moon of Monday, August 21, 2017, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow onto the Earth. The umbral shadow, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, passes across the center of the USA, causing a total solar eclipse on a

ICYMI: Scouts, Shamans and Sky Happenings! 

BEYONDbones [2017-06-03 19:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
 SCOUTS AT THE COURTHOUSE! No they’re not in trouble, but in our Summer Scout classes you can find Scouts at the courthouse! For many of the scouts, HMNS Summer Scout classes might be their first trip to see a court proceeding. Both the Citizenship in the Community and Law merit badges attend criminal arraignment cases,

HMNS Director Of Exhibit Design Rodney Gentry On Creating The New Fabergé Exhibit And The Effects Of Light On Antiquities 

BEYONDbones [2017-05-05 22:07:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
    Visitors to our new Dorothy and Artie Fabergé Gallery display a wide range of reactions to our collection; some smile, others gawk, some stare with glittering eyes and a few let out a high pitched squeal of excitement. Despite the variety of expression witnessed in reaction to the exhibit so far, relatively few

The Volunteers and the Sounds of HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-26 19:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
  My office here at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is basically right outside a public hallway, so I overhear a great variety of things, from surprised exclamations as patrons look up and see the giant stuffed grizzly bear down the hall to hums of confusion as they examine a map (the Hall of

Looking For Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? Check Out The Sale In Our Museum Store! 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-14 19:00:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
By Jessi Green, Online Media Manager at HMNS (http://museumstore.hmns.org/) Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and HMNS wants to help you show the moms and mother figures in your life the appreciation they deserve. That’s why right now, the more you spend, the more you save! There’s no promo code necessary. Just go to

Fabergé: Royal Gifts featuring the Trellis Egg Surprise 

BEYONDbones [2017-04-07 21:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
Members Preview April 7-9, Public Opening: April 10 The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Collection will be presented in a new state-of-the-art gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. This new gallery is made possible by the generous underwriting of the Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation. The first installation in the gallery is the

It's Utahraptor Week 

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2017-03-28 15:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
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We've talked about the Utahraptor Project a few times here at LITC, and three weeks ago we launched our latest art challenge to help promote it. To help combine efforts to spread the word about Jim Kirkland's crowdfunding effort to free those dinosaurs from that slab of rock, this week has been declared Utahraptor week, thanks to the Earth Archives/ Studio 252MYA crew. Check out the #utahraptorweek hashtag on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and help spread the word by using it [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-03-27 17:27:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
  Lecture – Morituri te salutant: Life and Death in the Arena by Dirk Van Tuerenhout With roots going back to Ancient Greek history, the institution of Roman gladiators is one of the better known aspect of Ancient Roman society. HMNS curator of anthropology Dr. Dirk Van Turenhout will address their story, going beyond the

Mapping Texas: 1695 Zee-Fakkel (Sea Torch) Map 

BEYONDbones [2017-02-24 19:20:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
By Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona, PhD, Map Curator, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office Johannes Van Keulen & Claes Jansz Vooght, Pas Kaart Van de Golff van Mexico Door C.J. Voogt Geometra T Amsterdam by Johannis Van Keulen Boek en Zee Kaart verkoper aande Niewe-Brug inde Gekroonde Lootsman Met Privilegie voor 15 Iaaren,[Sea Chart of the Gulf

Mapping Texas: On Conquistadors And Cartographers 

BEYONDbones [2017-02-17 14:00:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
By Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona, PhD, Map Curator, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office In the nearly four hundred years that it took for Texas to take its current shape, the space changed from an extensive, unexplored and sparsely settled frontier under the Spanish Crown to its iconic and easily recognizable outline. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to

Mapping Texas: The Beginning 

BEYONDbones [2017-01-27 23:46:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (198 visits) info
    The image above is the so-called “Waldseemuller Map“, one of the oldest maps on display in our new special exhibit: Mapping Texas: From Frontier to Lone Star State. Titled Tabula Terre Nove, the map was produced in 1513 to be included in a new edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s Geographic , a book that was originally written
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