Special Exhibitions


Mummies of the World

Come face to face with the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit provides a…

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Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State

Featuring maps dating from 1513 to 1920, the special exhibition Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State traces…

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is honored to again host the breathtaking beauty captured in Wildlife Photographer of the…

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in…

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Gems of the Sea: The Guido T. Poppe Collection

World class. One of a kind. Never before seen. Made by mollusks. The Philippines consists of over 7,500 islands in Southeast…

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Museums exist to inspire people to wonder and to facilitate creative thought. Given our curious natures and our innate desire…

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Tourmaline Treasures

The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an intimate “jewel-box” exhibition of the world’s finest naturally crystallized tourmalines in the…

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Out of the Amazon: Life on the River

Closes Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 The Houston Museum of Natural Science has an unparalleled Amazonia collection. Priceless pieces of the collection—ceremonial objects, masks, body…

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