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BTS - Knights

 

Enjoy the Knights special exhibition in the evening when the museum is closed to the public. Your master docent will take you back to the very origins of knighthood, in the days after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Chivalry, feudalism and knighting will be introduced alongside a wide array of weapons and armor dating back to the 14th century showing how knighthood and armor evolved through the ages.

 

Tickets $32, Members $20.

BTS - Message in a Bottle

Throughout history, the Message in a Bottle phenomenon makes many appearances; Greek water current studies, Japanese epics, Poe, Dickens, and the rock band, The Police. This exhibit continues the tradition, capturing the zeitgeist of the Message in a Bottle through American eyes. No single artist is featured, but the personal voices of everyday Americans are on display in this rare collection of messages found in bottles along the Mississippi River and other U.S. rivers.

 

Tickets $32, Members $20.

BTS - Wiess - Part 1: Upstream: Geologic Formation to Drilling

Too large to cover in one evening, the behind-the-scenes tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall is split into two sessions. Part 1 is Geologic Formation to Drilling. Part 2 is Midstream, Downstream and Electrical Generation: Pipelines, Refining and Power.

 

Tickets $32, Members $20.

BTS - Wiess - Part 2: Wiess Energy Hall - Midstream, Downstream and Electrical Generation

Too large to cover in one evening, the behind-the-scenes tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall is split into two sessions. Part 1 is Geologic Formation to Drilling. Part 2 is Midstream, Downstream and Electrical Generation: Pipelines, Refining and Power.

 

Tickets $32, Members $20.

Class - Chainmaille Class

Once used as a type of flexible armor made of interlocking metal rings, chainmail has an extended history across the ages and around the world. Even today, it is being re-invented in a variety of ways, from protecting against shark bites to elaborate jewelry.

 

In this class, instructor Corey Green will explain historical chainmail and its uses. You will learn techniques using the provided tools and materials to fashion "weaves," as they are called, for different patterns. Go home with a finished piece of chainmail jewelry and an understanding of the history of this art form. Advance registration recommended.

 

Member $80, Tickets $95

Cultural Feast - A Renaissance Condottieri Banquet...A Knight to Remember

Art, warfare, intrigue, and cuisine often melded during the Italian Renaissance. Places such as Milan and northern Italy were important centers for the manufacture of the exquisite armor worn by kings and nobles throughout Europe during battles. Artists including Leonardo da Vinci often designed fortifications and siege weaponry. And, mercenaries known as condottieri found fame and fortune as military leaders for Italian city-states, duchies, and kingdoms. Many of these condottieri, known for their luxurious lifestyles and elaborate banquets, are memorialized by monuments located in Venice, Florence, and other Italian cities, as well as in historical literary works and today's popular culture.

 

Inspired by the condottieri, Chef Danny Trace of Osso & Kristall and sister restaurant Potente has created a menu that captures the flavors and ingredients of the Italian places associated with their careers. Culinary historian Merrianne Timko will highlight some of the more interesting condottieri and the cuisine of their time.

 

Hosted at Osso & Kristall.

 

Tickets $115, Members $95

 

Advance ticket purchase is required by February 9. No refunds will be made 72 hours before the event, however tickets can be transferred to another individual. Please notify webmaster@hmns.org with your name, transaction number, and name of the guests using your tickets.

 

Death by Natural Causes Members Event

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Children's crafts, cash bar and refreshments

 

Snakes.Spiders.Sharks. The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of "animal, vegetable and mineral" dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world.

 

 

Edge of Darkness

Educator Late Night - Death by Natural Causes

 

Death by Natural Causes will introduce students to the range of "animal, vegetable and mineral" dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, students will explore animal adaptations, statistics, chemistry, medicine and history. The rich graphics, compelling visuals and suprising specimens are such to peak interests!

Educator Maker Lab - AR/VR in the Classroom

 

Explore Google Expeditions, and learn how to create your own 3D images to upload to a 3D printer or augmented reality software. This Maker Lab requires the participants bring a smartphone.

Educator Maker Lab - Automata in Action

 

Take your simple machines to the next level! In this Maker Lab you'll investigate simple machines and cams to create a working automaton.

Educator Maker Lab - Ingenious Engineering

 

Become a tinker thinker as you create aerial photography, your own balloon-based speaker, and a multiplication parabola in this Maker Lab.

Excursion - Field Trip to See Earth's Core

Want to see what is deep beneath Earth's surface? Join HMNS on a tour of the Bureau of Economic Geology's Houston Research Center, which houses hundreds of thousands of core samples from deep within Earth. Learn what the core samples tell researchers about our planet by looking at a variety of spectacular cores illustrating various siliciclastic and carbonate depositional environments, such as deep-water mass transport deposits, paleo-karsts, valley fills, fluvial and shelf sandstones, and Cretaceous reef--this research center houses over 600,000 boxes of cores and cuttings from all over the world.

 

This field trip will include a tour of the research facility and as well as time spent examining the cores with geologist Beverly Blakeney DeJarnett. Minimum age is 15.

 

Advanced registration is required. Participants will be e-mailed directions prior to the trip. Refunds not available for cancellations within 72 hours of event, however tickets can be transferred to another individual. Please notify webmaster@hmns.org with your name, transaction number, and name of the guests using your tickets.

 

Members $27, Tickets $37

Family Class - Family Knights Festival

Note: Free with purchased admission to the museum. Class will meet in the Grand Hall and the Sun Dial.

 

Explore the world of knights in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Experience their daily lives and meet knights and their horses.

 

Presented by the Society of Creative Anachronism.

Family Class - On the Trail

  

Note: Free with purchased admission to the museum. Class will meet in Glassell Hall.

 

Family Festival

 

On the Trails

Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25, 9 am to 4 pm

 

Co-sponsored by AIA, Houston Society

 

Discover the story behind the rodeo by exploring horse cultures around the world

 

 

 

Family Class - The "A" Games - Ancient Game Tournament

 

Family Festival

 

"A" Games - Ancient Game Tournament

Saturday January 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Free with Museum Admission | Hosted at Houston Museum of Natural Science

 

Come. See. Play.

 

Co-sponsored by AIA, Houston Society

George Observatory Boy Scouts - Astronomy Merit Badge

 

Astronomy: Study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky. Telescope viewing included, weather permitting. (Prerequisite 4c & 6b). (Post requirement 5c can be viewed using the telescopes, weather permitting.)

Gifted and Talented: Differentiating with the Museum - Empowerment

Enhance your classroom strategy with ready-to-implement activities and techniques. With dynamic presenters, engaging sessions, and the world of HMNS to explore, this is a workshop like no other. Receive six hours of credit toward the Differentiation strand or your 6-hour Gifted and Talented update. More information about workshop topics coming soon! Call (713) 639-4659 or email giftedandtalented@hmns.org to register beginning January 2, 2018.

HMNS - Daisy Girl Scouts - Board Game Design Challenge

 

Board Game Design Challenge - Daisies will explore inventors and create their own board game.

 

HMNS - Daisy Girl Scouts - Design a Robot

 

Design a Robot - Create a robot that can solve everyday tasks.

 

 

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