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Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Age of Man: Primates and Humans

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018 – Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018

06:00 PM
US/Central

Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are bringing back this popular series that covers the hall section by section with James Washington--now expanded to 6 sessions. All sessions are Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.

As the Ice Age began, the Primate order produced australopithecines, which is considered the halfway point on the journey from ape to human. In our final section of the Morian Hall of Paleontology, see how the human form evolved with the sophistication of our intellect. Compare early primates to Homo sapiens sapiens--us modern humans, noted to be very very smart. (Homo sapiens was first used to name early human species. Modern humans were christened Homo sapiens sapiens because our giant brains and intellect were far greater than our early human ancestors.) The last stop of the tour is the hunting grounds of the Clovis People, brave and clever folk who invented the mammoth-killing atlatl.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Please note that our normal hours will resume on Monday, August 20th ( 9am to 5pm) And our free Thursday hours will return to 2pm-5pm on Thursday, August 23rd.
  • Tickets $25, Members $15 per session Purchase entire 6-session package by July 11th to receive discount pricing: Nonmembers $130, Members $70.

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 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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