MARCH 2024

Introducing Particles of Color

New Exhibit Opening April 6

"Particles of Color: Where Science Meets Fashion" is an innovative exhibition exploring newly developed sustainable sequins and their use across a range of artistic creations, from garments to textiles, art and jewelry.

Enter a world of creation and engage with mesmerizing displays, learn about the science behind their development, and experience the captivating interplay of color, light and artistry in a unique makerspace.

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Celebrating Women in Science

In honor of Women’s History Month, we introduce you to several scientists who have made important contributions in the study of science and natural history, helping to expand understanding of ancient and modern-day animals that have shaped and continue to shape the world around us.

Dr. Shalene Jha, pictured here, studies how different types of bees and plants interact across natural, agricultural and urban habitats.

Meet the Scientists in Our Exhibits

Pollinator Day: April 13

Explore the vibrant world of plants and insects

We’re buzzing with excitement about our first Pollinator Day, Sat., April 13!

Join us to celebrate spring and enjoy educational and interactive activities—including making wildflower seed balls, learning about pollinator gardens, exploring a wide variety of insects and native bees, and more—with the museum's education team, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Central Texas Chapter Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Biodiversity Center, Two Hives Honey, Beevo Beekeeping Society and more.

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Exploring the Cosmos

From Webb to the Future

A stellar thank you to Dr. Stefanie Milam, the James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science, for an out-of-this-world presentation about the science behind the JWST last week!

Thanks also to Dr. Caroline Morley, Assistant Professor at UT Austin Department of Astronomy, for sharing her groundbreaking research on exoplanet atmospheres, and to McDonald Observatory for providing giveaways.


April 6: Particles of Color: Where Science Meets Fashion, Exhibition Opens

April 8: Total Solar Eclipse!

April 13: Pollinator Day

May 2: DIG: An Evening with Photographer Sarah Wilson, Free Public Program

"Great museum. Give yourself some time to see all the exhibits. What a great place to take young and old and get a real perspective of our planet and the little blip in time we have to be here. Very humbling." —Josephine, via Google review


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