How do the teeniest, tiniest creatures make the biggest impact in nature?
Find out at Flower Power, a celebration of pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, bats and beetles. Buzz on over to HMNS and celebrate these tiny but mighty, pollinating power-houses. You can build a hummingbird house and plant a seedling. Decorate a ladybug cookie, indulge in a honey tasting and so much more!
Flower Power is free with admission to the Cockrell Butterfly Center!
Temple for a lecture regarding the darker side of Death By Natural Causes.
This lecture will contain a bit of murder and mayhem, it is not recommended for children under 12.
HMNS Members $12. Tickets $18.
Urban Harvest’s Fall Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, sauté veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups that your whole family will enjoy. One advantage of living in Houston is how easy it is to grow vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. Think you have no space for a garden? Not to worry, as many of these vegetables can be grown in containers on a sunny patio. You will learn when and where to plant, soil preparation, seed germination and transplanting a long list of vegetables, including lettuce, endive, radicchio, cress, kale, chard, cabbage, collards, bok choy, mustard, mizuna, arugula, kohlrabi, carrot, beet, rutabaga, potato, turnip, parsnip, radish, celeriac, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, snow pea, onion, multiplying onion, leek, garlic, garlic chives, cilantro/coriander, sorrel, fennel, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, pea shoots and mint. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits. There are no refunds on classes.
Learn about things in nature that are potentially deadly but have been prized and eaten by humans for thousands of years. David Temple, Associate Curator of Paleontology and co-curator of the new exhibition “Death by Natural Causes” .
HMNS Members $39. Tickets $49.
Advance ticket purchase is required by July 19. No refunds will be made 72 hours before the event, however tickets can be transferred to another individual.
Urban Harvest’s Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening (HMNS)
This is an introductory class to growing vegetables organically in Houston, with all of its climate challenges. Growing your own food can be rewarding in many ways—a healthy family activity, fresh air and exercise, as well as better food quality and lower food costs. In this class, you will learn how to select the site, build the beds, plant, care & maintain a vegetable garden. Class ticket may be used to tour museum permanent exhibits. There are no refunds on classes.