We're the Best

Houston Receives 7 Arts & Culture Noms in USA Today's Readers' Choice Polls

You still have time to vote for the Bayou City.

04/20/2021 By Adrianne Reece

No Fault in Our Stars

Weekend Stargazing is Back in Brazos Bend State Park

HMNS’s historic George Observatory is welcoming back visitors after a two-year makeover.

04/15/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Ancient Scoop

HMNS Shares the Dirt on Its Upcoming Hall of Ancient Egypt Renovations

The museum's also announced a new timetable that will keep parts of the popular exhibit open during remodeling.

04/07/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Egyptian Overhaul

HMNS’s Hall of Ancient Egypt Closing for Renovations

The popular wing should reopen this November—right in time for a special touring exhibition of Ramses II artifacts.

04/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Boldest and grandest 

5 Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Houston Today

A pandemic isn’t going to squash our pride. 

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

How will we be remembered?

HMNS Transports Visitors to Ancient Pompeii

From exquisite classical frescos to early fast food, Houstonians can experience Ancient Roman life in the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s latest exhibition.

02/11/2021 By Rob Sanford

Behind the scenes

Here's What to Look for on Your Next Trip to HMNS

The most fascinating artifacts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Body Language

Body Worlds Is Back at HMNS to Get Under Your Skin

"The Cycle of Life," which is on display through May, follows the body from birth until death.

11/10/2020 By Raven Wuebker

BUG-EYE BEAUTY

The Tricky Craft of Insect Taxidermy

A Humble couple proves wings and stings can make beautiful art.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Nature Calls

Save Houston's Biodiversity from Your Phone

Who knew the Bayou City was an environmental hot spot?

04/01/2020 By Chris Gray

Cautionary Tales

This HMNS Exhibit Details All the Ways You Could Die

Death by Natural Causes shows the many dangers hidden in everyday life.

04/24/2018 By Chris Gray

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Neighborhood Guide

Everything You Need to Know About the Museum District

Exploring the ins and outs of Houston's cultural hub.

08/15/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Cosmic!

A Houstonian's Viewing Guide to the Solar Eclipse

Houston won't have a total eclipse of the heart on August 21, but you'll still get a heavenly show.

08/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Museum District

Summer is the best time to truly appreciate the oak-shaded sidewalks and air-conditioned galleries of the Museum District.

07/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Photography

Wildlife Photography of the Year Comes to Houston

100 of the best wildlife action photos of the world are now on exhibition in HMNS.

01/27/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 11-13

Houston gets a little more Christmas cheer with Lights in the Heights and Bach Society Houston's Advent Vespers.

12/09/2015 By Nick Esquer

Ice House

The Case Against Squishing

HMNS entomologist Nancy Grieg wouldn’t hurt a fly.

09/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow