Luncheon Meeting (Members and Guests)
Speaker: Paul Bernhard. Topic: "Museum of Natural Science, Wiess Energy Hall Renovation"
Paul Bernhard is a writer/producer/consultant/subject matter specialist. He is currently developing and designing exhibits for the entirely new and greatly expanded "Wiess Energy Hall -Version 3.0" for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, scheduled to open in 2017.
Bernhard and his team of specialists previously completed the creation of new exhibits for the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center in Colorado Springs, which opened to the public in May 2015.
In 2012, Bernhard developed, designed and fabricated the exhibits for the Tom Hunt Energy Hall and the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
From 2007 to 2011, Bernhard developed exhibition content for numerous special exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, including "Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius," "Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars," "Archaeopteryx: Icon of Evolution," and "Texas! The Exhibition."
Bernhard has contributed to exhibits for the Caspian Energy Centre (operated by BP) in Azerbaijan, the Texas Heart Institute, and the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science. He has consulted with the developers of projects in China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar, South Korea and UAE.
From 1996 to 2000 Bernhard wrote, produced, and appeared as “Doctor Howie Do-It” for the Telly Award-winning television program Science Quest, airing on PBS affiliates throughout the United States.
Bernhard served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1985 to 1989. In 1997 he was recalled to active military service as the United Nations Liaison Officer for "Operation Uphold Democracy" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander in 2004.
Bernhard has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude from Duke University.