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

Summer Movies

Is Jurassic World Dino-Mite?

An HMNS paleontology guide on the latest prehistoric blockbuster

06/15/2015 By Nick Esquer

Museums

Escape the Heat with Houston’s Summer Museum Exhibits

Be cool at these hot shows.

06/08/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

A Market Monarchical

Butterflies for Sale!

The Cockerell Butterfly Center’s newest revenue stream takes wing.

05/03/2015 By Maggie Berardo

personal essay

Rediscovering the Museum of Natural Science

I took mandatory field trips to the HMNS every year from kindergarten through sixth grade. Now, for the first time in years, I felt ready to give it another chance.

04/16/2015 By Shondrika Cook

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 10–12

Featuring the Art Car Parade, Garrison Keillor, and an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts

04/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Archaeology

The Mystery of China’s Lost Civilization: Unusual Artifacts Come to the HMNS

Houston is the only city outside of Sanxingdui to host rare antiquities discovered in a remote area of China.

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts For the Arts Lover in Your Life

Check out our top picks!

12/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

occasion

Top Eight Summer Solstice Parties

Celebrate the longest day of the year with everything from a mixer at the Museum of Natural Science to Taiko drumming at the Rothko Chapel.

06/20/2014 By Shy Hardiman

Museum District Guide

Slideshow: The Museum District in Ten Objects

A guide to finding the Berlin Wall and other pieces of history

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Lucky 11 Studios

Bling Bling!

Bulgari Exhibit Kicks Off at HMNS

As a jeweler to the stars, the company knows a thing or two about dazzling.

05/02/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Anti-Valentine

Tonight: Roach Races and Bug Grub at HMNS

Mixers & Elixers is back for a Valentine's Day special at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

02/13/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt