Houston Closing Event & Social Activities

Closing Event at the Houston Museum of Science

Event Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Ticket Cost: $40
Deadline to purchase is Monday, June 5 by 12:00 pm (noon).

FabergeTickets are available as advance purchase only. Total value for the evening is $125. Ticket for the closing event includes full access to the museum and dinner buffet. One drink ticket for beer, wine, or soda will be provided. Additional drinks are available for purchase atGem stone all bars.

The Houston Museum of Science offers a breathtaking display of paleontogy plus exhibits of priceless gems and minerals, rare fossils, and one of the finest collections of Faberge pieces - all artfully displayed.

The Perfect Tie-In (closing plenary) to an Incredible Event

Stephen Brusatte will deliver the closing plenary lecture at the conference on The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us.

Dr. Brusatte's not-to-be-missed lecture will tie-in brilliantly to the closing event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). The HMNS Morian Hall of Paleontology is packed with prehistoric beasts, and does not have the same stagnant displays of ancient skeletons standing in a row that many visitors are accustomed to seeing. Rather, the predators and prey in the new paleontology hall are in action – chasing, eating and escaping as they struggle for life. Embark on a “prehistoric safari” that also includes the grand saga of human evolution – from tree-climbing australopithecines to courageous mammoth-hunters. Learn more about the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


Opening Reception

Sunday, June 4, 7:45 - 9:30 pm, Exhibit-Poster Hall, George R. Brown Convention Center. Open to all conference attendees (no special ticket required).

Immediately following the opening plenary lecture, the reception is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres (yes, enough to call it dinner), free beer and soft drinks, and cash bar for wine. Scientific posters do not go up until Monday morning - making this the time to visit with exhibitors.


Hospitality Suites at the Hilton-Americas

Hosted by ASMS Corporate Members, the hospitality suites have gone back to the basics. This atmosphere allows attendees to learn about the latest and greatest from our industrial partners. Suites are open during the daytime for one-on-one or small group visits. In the evenings, doors are open to all (Mon, Tues, and Wed, 8:00 - 11:00 pm, suites may remain open later).