Virtually Explore Houston’s Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Our West Houston apartments are less than 20 minutes from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You can now enjoy multiple exhibits without leaving the comfort of your home. Here are some of the exciting adventures you’ll find.

Travel Through Time

For dinosaur fans, the museum offers a virtual tour of The Land That Time Forgot. Your visit begins with a crowd-pleaser: the triceratops. Not only do you get to see photos of the exhibit, but the website provides you with information on everything you see. Did you know the specimen on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has some of the best triceratops feet discovered? With this discovery, paleontologists learned more about where the triceratops lived and how it was able to get around. Continue your “stroll” through The Morian Hall of Paleontology with a visit to the infamous Jurassic period. Here, you’ll meet two of the carnivores that inspired Jurassic Park: deinonychus and velociraptor. The tour ends with information on some of the most well-known fossils around, trilobites. 

Take a Dive

It’s easy to forget that beautiful seashells lived a very different life when they were alive on the ocean floor.  The museum offers insight on their past lives in the Bugs of the Sea collection. This tour is a must-see for any ocean enthusiast. Take a dive near the Gal├ípagos Islands to observe the very rare Nodipecten magnificus (a member of the scallop family that can grow up to ten inches), or learn more about where Abalone shells originate. There are even specimens who survived atomic bomb testings.

Add a Little Sparkle to Your Life

If you prefer a bit more glitz, visit the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals to tour the breathtaking Nature’s Inorganic Creations exhibit. This exhibit has a 2,000 carat blue topaz! If that doesn’t pique your interest, you can learn about the history behind “Fool’s Gold” or how ever-popular geodes are formed. There’s even rhodochrosite that looks like slices of grapefruit. The museum calls these sparkling wonders the “Picassos of the natural world.”

These are just a few of the online exhibits offered by the largest science museum in Houston. If you’re still thirsty for more adventure, you can also go on a virtual safari with the Houston Zoo’s live animal cams.

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