Miniature Marvels

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

Insects are not only diverse and numerous, but they're also engineering marvels in their own right. In this captivating class, we'll embark on a journey into the remarkable world of insects and explore the secrets behind their incredible feats. From the structural adaptations that grant them superhuman strength to their intricate methods of flight and […]

BTS – Fossil Chronicles: Life Recovers

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

During the transition from the Triassic to the Jurassic Period, life on Earth rebounded after the catastrophic Permian mass extinction. This marked a pivotal moment as life began to thrive once more, diversifying into new forms and larger creatures. Learn how the rise of colossal dinosaurs reshaped the terrestrial landscape. Eligible for CPE credit.

Mourning Memorabilia

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

Hands-on history with Kat Havens, Director of Curriculum and Content. Unearth the captivating customs and traditions surrounding death in the intriguing Victorian era. Delve into the profound symbolism etched within the hallowed grounds of Victorian cemeteries. Then let your creativity run free as you craft your very own memento mori, a tangible connection to the […]

Tiny Treasures: Fossil Sorting

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

Get ready to dive into the captivating world of paleontology as you discover the meticulous process of fossil preparation. In this immersive class, you'll explore the HMNS Fossil Prep Lab and gain firsthand experience with the techniques employed by paleontologists. Then try your hand at various techniques paleontologists use to take fossils from excavation to […]

BTS – Sleuths & Secrets

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

It all starts when you unlock a series of clues, riddles and objects found in a Cabinet of Curiosities belonging to Ferrante Imperato, a 16th century resident of Naples, Italy. While many believe he was merely an apothecary who liked to display his collections of unusual specimens, others speculate that in reality he was a […]

Event Series DIY IRL: Eocene Fish Prep

DIY IRL: Eocene Fish Prep

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

The Green River Formation is famous for its well-preserved fossil fish and other aquatic flora and fauna. Learn the methods of fossil preparation. As you scratch away the matrix encasing your Green River fossil, delicate specimen details are revealed. Your fish is yours to keep for your fossil collection. All supplies are provided. Class includes […]

BTS – Fossil Chronicles: Dino Dynasty

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

The Cretaceous Period witnessed the apex of the dinosaurs' reign. The continents continued to drift, shaping modern geography, and the first flowering plants emerged. This period ended with the devastating Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, which led to the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs and many other species, leaving an indelible mark on Earth's history, and ushering […]