Exhibit Closure : The Hall of Ancient Egypt on Floor 3 will be closed from May 3rd to June 7th

HMNS at Home

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Bringing the Museum to You

We miss having you in our halls but are excited to offer digital museum experiences right in the comfort of your home. With school closures and people staying home, bringing science to you is more important than ever. Dive into our online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect with our social media and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.

We want to keep creating educational content for you. If you are able and would like to support our mission of science education, please consider making a donation.

Printable Educational Activities

Beyond Bones

Blogs Written by our Science Experts

Why You Might as Well Eat Cockroaches this Crawfish Season

Don’t Touch Me! Seven Native Texas Bugs that Should Not Be Handled

The Roche Limit: Why Does Saturn Have Rings? 

Color Me Carmine: Cochineal Bugs in our Food and Drink

How To Tutorials to Try at Home

How to Make Your Own Pet Squid

Chemistry in the Kitchen: The Science Behind Ice Cream

Create your own Ancient Egyptian Art Using Frontalism 

Browse Do It Yourself Tutorials

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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Dinosaur Adventure Explore the clues that prehistoric creatures left behind through the process of fossilization and learn how modern-day…

Museum Adventure Boxes

Family movie night is getting a museum-inspired spin!

Virtual Outreach

With our virtual outreach programs, you can bring the excitement of HMNS into your home, classroom, library or really… anywhere! With…

Virtual Scouts

Hands-on, engaging virtual activities that help your Scout earn badges or adventures!  

Online Exhibits

Travel through time and experience the wonder of the Museum anytime and anywhere! HMNS and some of the most loved natural history…

Zoom Backgrounds

Meet at the Museum... virtually, of course! We've got Zoom backgrounds, so you can meet underneath a T. rex, among…

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