Houston Museum of Natural Science

They Had to Shoot the Bear: The Story of Charles Willson Peale and America’s First Museum

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016

06:30 PM

The curious tale of America's first museum combines mystery, pride, science and history in one package. Join Nicole Temple, Vice President of Youth Education at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and discover how the son of a convict became a revolutionary war hero, a renowned artist and an innovator of natural history. The lecture concludes in the Museum's new Cabinet of Curiosities.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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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.

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