When twenty visionary Houstonians established the Houston Museum and Scientific
Society in 1909, the new organization welcomed visitors to an assortment of small exhibitions
first housed in the City of Houston's public auditorium and at the downtown public library. Since then, through the tireless
efforts and assiduous passion of generations of Houstonians over the course of a century, the Museum has continued to
grow—into an expansive, multi-story science center where millions of families, students and visitors from around the globe gather to experience the natural world each year.
Throughout 2009, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating one hundred years of natural science education in fulfillment of our mission:
To preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of
and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.
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