Tagged with Houston Museum of Natural Science

Cracking a Geode

Cracking a Geode

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) at the weekend and it’s always a trip we  enjoy.  The Big One wanted to see the paleontology exhibit and also the new Ancient Egypt hall but we didn’t get into the actual museum before the girls had seen something they wanted to do even more: … Continue reading

Growing crystals

Growing crystals

Following our trip to see the geodes and fluorescent rocks last week at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, the Big One chose a Grow Your Own Crystal kit at the museum shop.  We had grown sugar crystals before but this time we were going to grow rose pink crystals. The box said 10 years … Continue reading

Surviving the Titanic

Firstly, we really did drag the children around 2 major exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences on one day.  It was a risk but we decided we wanted to see it and that if the girls didn’t like it (having already seen the Terracotta warriors) then we’d do a very quick tour and … Continue reading

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland last week. We’d been before and found a huge bullfrog and saw lots of different exhibits but since then they have added a few new things, so off we went. The girls spent some time pretending to be forest animals in the Animal Secrets exhibition … Continue reading

Terracotta warriors

Terracotta warriors

It’s been a very museumy kind of week. At the weekend we went to the Houston city centre part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  It’s a bit like the Science Museum and Natural History Museums in London combined but on a smaller scale. We had a look at the exhibition of gemstones first … Continue reading

Easter weekend – Texas style

Easter weekend – Texas style

Well, more British style in truth as we’ve spent most of this afternoon and evening with Brits (and some Americans too) but we have been here in the USA… Yesterday we wanted to go to the zoo.  It was a beautiful day but unfortunately the rest of Houston decided to go to the zoo too.  … Continue reading

Robots

Last post today, I promise. Should have written more during the week… The Houston Museum of Natural Science (where we went on Thursday) has a great shop with loads of cheap science-type toys and games. We spent ages choosing some coloured stones, a yapping handbag-type battery dog ($5 but will probably cost many times that … Continue reading

Rodeo! Part 2

On Thursday afternoon we headed into the Houston rodeo site in the city centre to see the carnival (fair) and all the many stalls and kids activities there. I’d taken the girls to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the morning for a great class called Little Critters which involved a personal tour of … Continue reading