Something Wicked This Way Smells

Heads Up: The HMNS Is About to Get Really Stinky

The HMNS is on high alert in anticipation of the second corpse flower bloom in as many months.

05/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

SOS

This Guy Has Probably Read Your Weird (or Sad) Message in a Bottle

Chad Pregrake brings his real-life message-in-a-bottle collection to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

02/13/2018 By Josh Davis

Energy City

What You Need to Know about the New HMNS Wiess Energy Hall

More than triple its former size, the expanded Wiess Energy Hall tells the story of Houston.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Spook City

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 27–29

Surprisingly, there are things to do besides watch the World Series.

10/26/2017 By Morgan Kinney

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

Meet Gus (while you can)

HMNS Shows Off Antarctic Wonders... While They Last

Gus the penguin is enjoying his time in Houston, but we're worried about the future of his home continent.

07/11/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Shiny things

Blinged-Out Fabergé Eggs Arrive at the HMNS

Take a break from other world news for a refreshingly pleasant Russian surprise at the HMNS.

05/22/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Buggin' Out

Entomological Eats & Other Delights From the Museum of Natural Science Vending Machine

Skip McDonald's—there's far more interesting dining at the museum.

05/09/2017 By Joanna O'Leary

Treat Yourself

5 Halloween Events to Seek Out This Weekend

From spirited cocktails with dinosaurs to The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening and costume contest, don't miss these happening haunts throughout Houston.

10/27/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Well-Preserved

"Mummies of the World" Opens Saturday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Whether instantaneous or anthropometric, human or falcon, preserved bodies in every form are gathered at the new exhibit.

09/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Summer Series

5 Exhibits Worth Exploring at the Museum of Natural Science this Summer

From butterflies to dinosaurs, the young and young at heart will flock to these (air-conditioned!) exhibitions.

06/23/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Cabinet of Curiosities

You Now Have Permission to Snoop Through This Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is bringing a whole new meaning to a treasure-hunting trip.

06/20/2016 By Steve Jansen

Weekend Warrior

Top Things to Do, See and Eat this Weekend: June 17-19

Cocktails at the museum, crawfish in Galveston and plenty of cold brews.

06/15/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ol' Man River

The Houston Museum of Natural Science Presents a Culinary Adventure in the Amazon

Culinary historian Merrianne Timko's cultural feasts have been popular since 2003—and last night's dinner proved why.

05/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

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

Exhibits

Facing Threats, Real and Imagined, at the HMNS

A new exhibit from the National Spy Museum examines the friction between America and American ideals.

09/29/2015 Photography by Nick Esquer

Science Talk

Showing Pluto Some Love

The dwarf planet gets some much-deserved affection at HMNS.

08/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Sparkle Motion

Gem Theory: Why You Should Be Jewelry Shopping at HMNS This Summer

Why shop at a museum? Exclusive brands, local trunk shows and that sweet membership discount.

07/17/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17-19

Blade Runner at Market Square Park, A Fistful of Soul, Mixers and Elixirs at HMNS and Nicki Minaj and Tanlines in concert

07/15/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Summer Solstice

Here Comes the Sun

Welcome the longest day of the year.

06/19/2015 By Trey Strange