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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 - 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.

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 Late Night - Gifted and Talented Training

 

Enhance your classroom strategy with ready-to-implement STEAM activities and techniques influenced by our permanent exhibit halls and the film Dream Big 3D. With dynamic presenters, engaging sessions, and the world of HMNS to explore, this is a workshop like no other! Enjoy 6 hours of TAGT-verified credit toward the completion of state-mandated 30-hour gifted and talented teacher training, OR 6-hour update for those who have completed their 30 hours, interactive activities and techniques that can immediately be implemented into the classroom, hands-on Museum-related activities, a workshop notebook, a private screening of the new film Dream Big 3D, and much more!

Educator Late Night - Knights in Shining Armor

 

Knights in Shining Armor features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor dating from the medieval period to the 19th century. Separate fact from fiction as you explore cutting edge battlefield technology through the ages and discover unique aspects of the lives of everyday people during this time.

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.

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

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.

 

 

HMNS - Daisy Girl Scouts - How Robots Move

 

How Robots Move - Learn the many things that robots are designed to do.

 

HMNS - Daisy Girl Scouts - Model Car Challenge

 

Model Car Challenge - Daisies will explore engineering and the effects of friction.

 

HMNS - Daisy Girl Scouts - What Robots Do

 

What Robots Do - Explore how engineers design robots to perform different tasks.

 

HMNS Boy Scouts - Disabilities Awareness Badge

 

Disabilities Awareness - Learn to understand and appreciate each individual's strengths and challenges while exploring how the museum provides resources to meet the needs of our patrons and make the museum accessible to all audiences. (Prerequisite 2 & 4 Option A or B, just one other place to visit, the museum will count as 1 of the 2 visits) (STEM NOVA) Bring a sack lunch, McDonald's will not be an option offered.

 

HMNS Boy Scouts - Family Life

 

Family Life - Scouts will learn the roles families play within the community, the importance of family life, how to strengthen their own families. Prerequisites 3, 4, and 5.

 

Bring a sack lunch, McDonald's will not be an option offered.

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