Faces From the Southern Ocean

Faces From the Southern Ocean

Photo courtesy of HMNS

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June 19-Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2017
Free to $25

Location Info:

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX  77030
713-639-4629
Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, venturing farther south than anyone had ever gone before and climbing the active volcano Mount Erebus, which earned him a knighthood from King Edward VII upon his return. Now a new exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science re-creates his 1907 campsite and hut through 360-degree photography. “There will be an exterior photograph of the cabin blown up to full size to give visitors a feel for where Shackleton camped during the expedition at Cape Royds,” wrote Daniel M. Brooks, Ph.D., HMNS’s curator of vertebrate zoology, in his email to us. “Accompanying this will be a dozen photographs detailing all aspects of the interior — worn leather boots, boxes of food that doubled as ‘furniture,’ and even an old cast-iron stove.” Be sure to take a selfie next to the Adelie and Magellanic penguins from the museum’s collections. “Faces From the Southern Ocean” also features wildlife photography by J.J. L’Heureux about the inhabitants of this icy region, including reindeer, seals and penguins.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. June 19 through November 5. 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit hmns.org. Free to $25.
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