“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.
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.