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Talks by the World’s Foremost Scientific Experts

At the museum, you can learn at every age. Throughout the year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers and keynotes to enhance your understanding of the museum’s exhibitions or provide new perspectives on other captivating topics. Our speakers’ talks cover a wide array of different topics—from archaeology and Egyptology to animal behavior science, from design to technology. Hear about the latest scientific discoveries from the world’s foremost experts like Kara Cooney, Zahi Hawass, Richard W. Hughes and Kathy Reichs along with HMNS curators and scientists.

See our lecture schedule and purchase tickets using the links below.


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