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Wednesday, 04 October 2017

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The Inspiring Story Of World’s Creepiest Parrot: The Kea 

BEYONDbones [2017-10-04 19:34:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
It’s October, time to take our yearly dose of fright around the campfire and let out all our heathenish mischief before we have to act like angels during the holidays, right? Yes, we need October. But honestly it’s not because we’re all evil. The fact is that scaring the whits out of our friends and

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-18 22:46:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Lecture – The Religious Question: Texas Colonization, Mexico and Church, 1770-1836 by Brian Stauffer Religious dynamics played a part in shaping the fortunes of Texas starting in her days as the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Mexico’s rupture with Spain in 1821 raised new questions about the place of the powerful Catholic Church in

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-11 23:21:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
BTS – HOP – The Reign of Mammals: Giants of the Pleistocene Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are debuting a new series that will cover the hall section by section. Led by HMNS staff trainer, James Washington, each tour will include a hands-on fossil experience.

Body Balance Physics! 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-05 23:24:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. Let’s explore a science concept – balance! As humans, we are balancing all of the time! As we walk, sit, jog, stand,

Hurricane Harvey Update 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-01 00:03:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (119 visits) info
        This week the community that we are so proud to be a part of has suffered a devastating loss. In the midst of that suffering, many of you reached out to see how the museum was faring and if the collections were safe. We could not be more humbled, grateful and

Who Wants S’more Ways To Make S’more Delicious S’mores? 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-24 00:01:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
HMNS hosts all sorts of incredible events. From company Christmas parties to Weddings and kid’s birthdays; we do it all! And we have a great group of caterers on call to help “sweeten” the deal. In honor of the end of summer, some of the guys and gals from A Fare Extraordinaire have thought up an

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-21 23:34:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
BTS – Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation and

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-07 07:07:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) 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  (44 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  (37 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  (67 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  (68 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  (52 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  (50 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  (48 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  (15 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  (46 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
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