Houston Museum of Natural Science

Sex in the Fossil Record by James Washington

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 – Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

06:30 PM

One of the driving forces of Darwinian evolution is reproduction in all its forms. In this presentation, paleontologist James Washington will focus on the myriad of methods used to continue species by passing on genetic material from one generation to the next. You will learn of various pressures of sexual selection among animal classes, including courting and mating. Many examples will come from the HMNS paleontology collection.

James Washington is staff trainer at the Museum. His areas of expertise are geology and paleontology.


  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Free Thursdays: 6 - 9 pm (with the exception of June 21st – no free hours that day).
  • Members $12, Tickets $18

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members $10 for nonmembers with Museum ticket stub and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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