Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” To this very day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with the museum, including the all-new Tourmaline Treasures exhibition on Saturday, December 7th!
The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an intimate “jewel-box” exhibition of the world’s finest naturally crystallized tourmalines in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. The temporary exhibit Tourmaline Treasures was organized around the “Rose of Itatiaia” tourmaline from the Jonas Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This special tourmaline was the highlight and centerpiece of the exhibition.
It was returned to the Qatar Museum Authority in mid-September. Other “masterpiece” specimens from the most famous mines in the world include the Tourmaline Queen Mine, in California; the Paprok Region in Nuristan, Afghanistan, the Mt. Mica in Maine, the Stewart Mine in San Diego County, California; Anjanabonoina region in Madagascar, the Pedeneira Mine in Brazil; the Malkhan Mine in Russia, the Alto Ligonha region of Mozambique remain on view.
This is a unique opportunity to see these famous tourmalines all under one roof for a limited time. Admission prices for the Houston Museum of Natural Science will vary. For more information, please visit www.hmns.org.
At Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, Texas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Saturday, January 4, 2020—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030