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Houston Museum of Natural Science

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

06:30 PM
US/Central

Could extinct species, like mammoths, be brought back to life? The science says yes! Dr. Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, will present the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction, which could redefine conservation's future. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used today to resurrect the past - along with its practical benefits and ethical challenges.

A book signing of Shapiro's new book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction will follow the lecture.

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  • Monday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tickets $18, Members $12

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. The parking garage is $10 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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