Special Exhibitions


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…

Fabergé: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg

With the addition of over 150 new pieces, this exhibition showcases 500 jeweled treasures from the world-renowned McFerrin Collection. The…

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The Chronophage Clock

Chronophage clock, Untitled (2015) John C. Taylor (1936--), Isle of Man Titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, gold, glass, enamel [from Gk.…

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La Virgen de Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

She’s been a symbol of hope, protection and comfort to her followers for almost 500 years, but why? What is…

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Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs

Prized amber gems began their journey through deep time in liquid form— as resin secreted by trees, likely in response to injury. This…

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Gemstone Carvings

Marvel at the extraordinary artworks of Harold Van Pelt in the exhibition Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt.…

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Out of the Amazon: Life on the River

Closes Sunday, Oct. 16 The Houston Museum of Natural Science has an unparalleled Amazonia collection. Priceless pieces of the collection—ceremonial objects, masks, body costumes,…

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En Español - La Virgen de Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

La Virgen de Guadalupe ha sido un símbolo de esperanza, protección y consuelo para sus seguidores por casi 500 años,…

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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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The National Parks Photography Project

On display until Sept. 28, 2016 Honoring the important role that the visual image has played in the history and creation…

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