Six Degrees of Science: Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous

Houston Musuem of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

There are more dinosaur species known from the Cretaceous Period than the Triassic and Jurassic combined. This time has brought us the most dangerous herbivore of all time, the mighty Triceratops and Ankylosaurus. Join James Edward Washington III on this pre-recorded tour and learn how our Triceratops specimen with mummified skin has helped science prove […]

HMNS Dinosaur Dig Summer of 2022

Houston Musuem of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

July 21 – 30, 2022 Spend six full days with HMNS and the Black Hills Institute at Waugh Quarry, a private site in Hulett, Wyoming near Devils Tower National Monument. Everyone will be able to dig for and expose dinosaur bones. As bookends to your spectacular trip, you will also visit the Black Hills Caverns, […]

Six Degrees of Science: The Rise of Mammals and the Pleistocene

Houston Musuem of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

When the great dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, our own class, Mammalia, took over. Meet the grand animals that dominated the lands at this time–sabretooths, mastodon, giant sloth, giraffe and more. As world climate turned drier and cooler, mammals responded with grass-chewing molars and hoofs designed for galloping over hard savannah soil.   […]

Six Degrees of Science: Primates and Early Humans

Houston Musuem of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

As the Ice Age began, the Primate order produced australopithecines, which is considered the halfway point on the journey from early ape to humans. In our final section of the Morian Hall of Paleontology, see how the human form evolved with the sophistication of our intellect. Compare early primates to Homo sapiens sapiens–us modern humans, noted […]