Explore the world with HMNS!
Go on tour with HMNS! We plan educational trips to international destinations. Full itineraries for the following trips will be available soon.
Travel with HMNS in 2014 for an adventure of a lifetime!
Texas Cave Art: Exploring the Lower Pecos Canyonlands
February 7 - 9, 2014
Witness the best-preserved cave art sites in North America, spanning back 4,000 years ago—the Lower Pecos Canyonlands with Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout and local anthropology guides from SHUMLA who are currently conducting research of this rock art. The group will tour sites at White Shaman and Painted Shelter that are not open to the public and can only be accessed with a guide. Participants will meet in Del Rio, Texas.
Paleo Field Experience: Excavating the Texas Red Beds
April 2 - 6, 2014
Legendary paleontologist Dr. Bob Bakker and David Temple are leading a small group to discover and excavate Permian-aged fossils. The excavation site has yielded the Museum’s fin-backed dimetrodon, boomerang-headed salamander diplocaulus, and prehistoric xenocanthus shark —and there are many more discoveries yet to be made. Participants will meet in Vernon, Texas.
Travel Night – Texas Red Beds
December 17, 6 p.m.
Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime experience from David Temple, associate curator of paleontology. Those interested will meet in the Moran Conference Room on lower-level of the Dan L Duncan Wing.
Jurassic Dinosaurs in Europe
Visit famous Jurassic locales of Germany and Switzerland—including active private quarries not open to the public—and have the opportunity to keep fossils that you find. These sites have yielded the famous archaeopteryx and many of the specimens collected for HMNS’ new Morian Hall of Paleontology. The group will also tour “sauriermuseums” with local expert paleontologists.
More information will be available soon.
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