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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.

Lecture - Making Houston a Resilient City: Flooding, Carbon and Food by Jim Blackburn

 

This lecture will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie before Houston, a key city in the global response to changing weather patterns, emerging economies and changing consumer preferences and needs. The future of Houston as a serious competitor in the global marketplace lies in many of the choices that will be made in the next few years. Are we ready to take our place as a truly world-class city, showing the way for the world, or will we be left behind?

 

Jim Blackburn is a Professor in the Practice in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm (SSPEED) Center and a Faculty Scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute. He is both an environmental lawyer and planner and has written two books about the Texas coast with the most recent – "A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast" -- just released in October 2017 by Texas A&M Press. He has also co-authored a book of poems and paintings with artist Isabelle Chapman titled "Birds: A Book of Verse and Vision."

 

Cosponsored by Urban Harvest.

 

Members $12, Tickets $18

Starry Night: A VIP Experience

 

Join our Director of Astronomy for an exclusive special viewing through our Research Grade telescope. Our VIP experience is the best opportunity for viewing in an intimate setting. Gift bags included.

 

Ages 16 and older

 

Refunds issued in event of poor weather.

 

 

HMNS Permanent Exhibits

Experience a wide variety of fun, informative and exciting adventures for adults and children, including the McGovern Hall of the Americas, Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, Wiess Energy Hall and the brand new Hall of Paleontology.

 

Your self-guided tour of the HMNS Exhibit Halls may take as little as a half an hour or be an all day event...there is that much to see and learn! Ticket includes return visit privileges for the entire day.

 

Admission price includes access to all HMNS Exhibit Halls except certain "Special Exhibitions" and the Brown Hall of Entomology. Access to the Brown Hall of Entomology is included with admission to the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

 

Admission to the Permanent Exhibits is FREE Thursday afternoons. Check the main website for current information.

 

Members: HMNS permanent exhibits are always free! Adult Tickets: $25.

 

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