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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 14–16

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

02/12/2014 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

Christmas Curated: Museum-Inspired Gift Ideas

Let Houston’s museum gift shops do the hard work for you.

12/01/2013

Ice House

The Case Against Squishing

HMNS entomologist Nancy Grieg wouldn’t hurt a fly.

09/30/2013 By Catherine Matusow

News

Magna Carta Holy Grail

The Houston Museum of Natural Science to host rare exhibition of a 800-year-old Magna Carta re-issue.

08/28/2013 By Michael Hardy