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Baby Boomers

 

Bring your mini Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches! Your tikes learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it.

 

Recommended ages 3-7.

 

Adult supervision required.

BTS - Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

 

Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. "Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum" takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom.

 

Explore the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Learn how the lives of gladiators changed through time and how the search for gladiators expanded with the Roman Empire. The story is told through artifacts, scale models and multi-media. During this after-hours tour, your guide will explore the exhibit with you, sharing riveting stories and answering questions.

 

"Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum" is organized by Contemporanea Projetti, srl and Expona in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome. This exhibition is sponsored by HMW Entertainment.

 

Members $22, Tickets $39

Dino Discovery Day

  

Treat your aspiring Paleontologist to breakfast, lecture and Paleo activities with the Museum's very own Associate Curator of Paleontology, David Temple.

 

After enjoying a full breakfast on the Morian Overlook with a stunning view of the dinosaurs below, Dave will give an entertaining and educational talk as well as host several Paleo activities in Moran Hall. Reserve your spot now!

 

Adults must accompany children. Children under 1 admitted free.

 

Members $35, Non-Members $45

 

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 - Exploring Circuits

 

Circuits are way more fun than the basic electromagnet. In this Maker Lab you'll create wearable circuits, squishy circuits, and copper tape circuits as well as experiment with and create conductive paint.

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.

Educator Maker Lab - The Art of Science

 

How is art affected by physics? Come find out! In this Maker Lab you will create a scribble-bot, a Jacob's ladder, pendulum art, and experiment with time lapse animation to tell a story.

Excursion - Travel - Norwegian Voyage: Vikings and Northern Lights: Iceland - DEPOSIT

 

Join us on the Museum’s "Norwegian Voyage: Vikings and Northern Lights," which is scheduled for March 16-26, 2018 with Dr. Carolyn Sumners, HMNS VP of Astronomy and Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, HMNS Curator of Anthropology.

 

In the footsteps and seaways of the Vikings, we set out to Iceland and Norway to hunt the Northern Lights. With eight nights above the Arctic Circle to spot the magnificent auroras dancing in the night sky, this trip is timed to also have ample daylight to enjoy stunning nature and historic sites. We start in Reykjavik, Iceland and experience the majestic geology and scenery of Iceland. Then on to Norway's most eastern town Kirkenes where we board MS Finnmarken. Our southbound journey meanders along the scenic coastline of Norway and includes historic Viking sites, picturesque Scandinavian villages and medieval architecture will let travelers truly experience Norwegian culture and heritage.

 

Registration requires a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 for HMNS Members, or $1,500 for non-members. You will receive an invoice for your remaining balance. Registration forms must be sent to travel@hmns.org with a copy of your passport.

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 6b).

 

Bring a sack lunch.

 

Members $25, Tickets $35

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

 

Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome's Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? This exhibit provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators. This exhibit also explorers the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation, and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom. Original armor and related archaeological artifacts from the Colosseum and other Italian museums are included. Organized by Contemporanea Projetti, srl and Expona in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome.

 

Member Opening: Friday, March 10. Member tickets $12. MEMBERS: please log in to see and reserve Members' First Weekend tickets.

 

Public Opening: Monday, March 13. Adult tickets $30.

 

 

HMNS Boy Scouts - Electricity Badge

 

Electricity - Learn electrical safety and build electrical circuits and conductors, while exploring the science of electricity. Prerequisites requirement 2, 8 and 9a.

 

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.

HMNS Boy Scouts - Personal Management

 

Personal Management - Scouts will explore budgets, finance and investment strategies. Prerequisities 2a 8a-d.

 

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

HMNS Cadette Girl Scouts - Special Agent

 

Special Agent – Explore the world of Forensic Science and Criminal Psychology.

HMNS Catalysts Event - Wiess Energy Hall

 

Better. Stronger. Faster! Dubbed Wiess Energy Hall 3.0, the third iteration of this popular hall will enlarge from its previous 8,500 square feet to an expansive 30,000 square feet—almost the size of a football field. Joining the completely redesigned "classic" displays will be a bonanza of entirely new exhibits, making the new hall the most contemporary, comprehensive and technologically advanced exhibition on the science and technology of energy anywhere in the world.

 

Complimentary drinks and light bites

 

Strictly for adults ages 21 and up!

 

FREE for HMNS Catalysts Members!

 

General Public: $25

 

Museum Members – (All Other Levels and HMNS Catalysts Guests) $15

 

Please reserve guest and Museum Member tickets at the Museum box office or by calling 713-639-4629.

 

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