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HMNS Xplorations Interns Share Wisdom (and Laughs)

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

All of us in the Youth Education Programs department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science started as volunteers, part-time, or interns. We all came from different backgrounds, departments and experiences. The thing we have in common (other than we … Continue reading ?

Expand Your Knowledge and Your Palate this National Caviar Day!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Lauren Rothwell Happy National Caviar Day! Caviar is one of our favorite items to add to your menu to bring an extra touch of elegance to any event. In honor of National Caviar Day, we would love to share some … Continue reading ...

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/18-7/24

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Batton (age: 12):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Behind-the-Scenes … Continue reading ?

Slipper Coffins Arrive in the Hall of Ancient Egypt

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

In my last blog post, I said that the Hall of Ancient Egypt would be cycling some pieces in and out in the spring. Now that the dust has settled, I should introduce one of our new arrivals. Two shadowed eyes stare … Continue reading...

Some Strings Attached: the willful marionette at SAAM

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's annual birthday celebration honoring the legacy of media pioneer Nam June Paik—an artist known for his interest in robotics and humanizing technology—featured artists Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault. Their work, the three-foot tall the willful marionette was built from 3-D scanned images of a human figure. Show More Summary

America Now at SAAM

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Saturday, July 9, SAAM presented America Now: America Particpates, an opportunity to incorporate creativity with citizen democracy through art, music, storytelling, and service.

Archie Spends ‘A Day in the Life’ of a Museum Volunteer

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

By Jennifer Gerbode, HMNS Volunteer Coordinator Hi everyone, it’s Archie the Wandering T. rex! I recently had some downtime in-between travels, so I decided to go on a small adventure of my own right here at home. The museum is … Continue reading ?

Pokémon Go: Games, Art, and Open Spaces at the Museum

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Shortly after its release, colleagues began playing Pokémon Go —an augmented reality game that has captured the imagination of the entire internet. Museum visitors were doing the same. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, new games are often received with more enthusiasm than might be expected of an art museum. Show More Summary

Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions with Kathryn Thibault

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Each month, we partner with our neighbors up the street at Flashpoint Gallery to present our local artist talk series. This month, Kathryn Lynch Thibault joins us to talk about her most recent exhibition and works that inspire her in our Luce Foundation Center. Show More Summary

Meet Our Exclusive Event Caterers: French Gourmet Bakery

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Interview by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager Everyone always says the secret ingredients to the best recipes is the love put into them. We dove a little deeper into one of our exclusive caterers French Gourmet Bakery, to see … Continue reading ?

Authenticity is a Lie

Like anyone who works with historic houses sooner or later, I find myself often in conversations about authenticity. How do we know how the furniture was arranged? What exactly was that color shown in a black and white photograph? What...Show More Summary

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/11-7/17

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Steven (age: 7):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Behind-the-Scenes … Continue reading ?

Summer Grilling Museum Style

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Summer Grilling party 101 as done by the professionals! Take your summer grilling to the next level, learn what dishes are our exclusive Museum caterer’s favorites, and how they do it! Skinny PinchadaRecipe by City Kitchen“Perfect amount of nuttiness to balance … Continue reading ?

The Science of Summer

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Why does ice cream look different when it melts in your car and gets refrozen?If you have ever made homemade ice cream, you may have noticed that it takes a lot of work. My family’s ice cream maker looked a … Continue reading ?

My year of Museum Membership with a Young child

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I’ve been a Houston Museum of Natural Science Member for a long time, a very long time—in fact, I started as a summer camper and field trip student way back in the 1980’s when the Museum was half its current … Continue reading ?

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

For the last time this summer, I'm sharing a chapter from my new book The Art of Relevance to celebrate its release. Read more online and buy your own copy today.This chapter, from the last section of the book, is very personal to me. Show More Summary

Light Fantastic: Gabriel Dawe in Conversation

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The final program in the WONDER series of artist talks featured Gabriel Dawe in conversation with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery. Dawe's Plexus A1, one of the nine room-filling installations commissioned for the exhibition, spins a new riff on the theme of alchemy: it turns thread into light.

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and Jupiter Shine Bright

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Jupiter is now in the west at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Saturn are now in the south at dusk. As you watch them, Mars is to the … Continue reading ?

A Wedding Under The Planetarium Stars

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager The Burke Baker Planetarium at The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been recently renovated, and is now the premiere planetarium in the galaxy. It’s the first and only True8K™ planetarium, offering … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/4-7/10

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Charlie (age: 9):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Now Playing! … Continue reading ?

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