Top Museums In Houston

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The must-do museums in Houston!


Museums make a city and it's no different here in Houston. Spend the day exploring the heart of Houston at some of its most thrilling exhibits. Whether it's fine art or an inside peek into the world of space travel, Houston’s museums offer it all. 

Museum of Natural Science 

 

 

 

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Step into the world of massive butterfly exhibits and Jurassic Park at the one and only Museum of Natural Science – with everything from fossils to moon landing missions. Whether it's the annual school field trip or the afternoon off with co-workers, there is something here for every age.

Where: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Hours: Open everyday 9-5pm
Admission: Free on Thursdays between 2-5pm, $10-25 

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Museum of Fine Arts 

 

 

 

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Wanting to explore a 64,000 collection of stunning art? Thought so. From gardens to neon-lit tunnels, there is something for everyone at the Museum of Fine Arts. Ranging from contemporary to Instagram-ready moments, this Houston must-do is one of the best museums in the country. 

Where: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Hours: Closed Monday, Hours vary throughout the week
Admission: Military and Kids Under 12 Free, $12-19 

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Children’s Museum 

 
 
 
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Voted as one of the best children’s museums in the country, this Houston staple is a crowd favorite. Explore over 20 exhibits that are fit for any age of fun. Whether its playing in water works on a hot afternoon in August or engineering the next big thing at Constructioneering, this place will make you never want to leave.  

Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Hours: Closed Mondays, Hours vary throughout the week.
Admission: $10-12, Free Family Nights on Thursday (Must bring one child) 

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Holocaust Museum of Houston 

 
 
 
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Opening its doors in 1996, this space has become the fourth largest holocaust museum in the country. Giving its visitors an educational, interactive and impactful experience through classrooms, theaters and much more. Spend the afternoon walking through one of Houston’s most impactful exhibits in the city.  

Where: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Hours: Open Everyday 9-5pm, Hours vary on the weekend
Admission: Members Free, $10-15 

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Space Center Houston 

 
 
 
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Houston, we have a problem. Get ready to explore the holy grail of space flight at one of H-town’s biggest attractions. Take flight with astronauts as you explore training facilities, space shuttles and even inside info on missions to Mars (WHAT!) Don’t worry, we’re geeking out too. 

Where: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
Hours: Open Everyday 10am-5pm, Hours Vary on Weekends
Admission: $27-30, Packages available for extra activities 

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The Health Museum 


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Let’s take a closer look at the heartbeat of Houston! (Literally.) With Exhibits covering every area of health like disease outbreak, global kitchen and even an interactive cell lab, this museum will ensure a good time – and maybe a desire to eat a little healthier. (Pro Tip: Find the pink neon heart exhibit for the perfect Insta-moment.)

Where: 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004
Hours: Open Everyday 9-5pm, Special Hours on Thursday and Sunday
Admission: Members and Kids Under 3 are Free, $8-10

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Contemporary Arts Museum 

 
 
 
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Since 1948, the Contemporary Arts Museum has been a space for new art in the heart of Houston! With current exhibits sparking conversation about race, culture, film and even hypnosis, there is something for everyone to enjoy – and learn. 

Where: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Hours: Closed Mondays, Hours vary throughout the week
Admission: Free

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Art Car Museum 

 
 
 
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Welcome to the Garage Mahal. Giving us an automotive twist to fine art is the Art Car Museum. Ranging from every area of speed and design, these Houston hot rods are unlike anything else in the city. Race you there! 

Where: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday, 11am-6pm Everyday
Admission: Free 

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The Menil Collection 

 
 
 
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Racking up a collection of over 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books, this art house has quickly become a fan favorite. Priding itself on not only their studded collection of art, but also their programs for outreach and discussion in the community. With over six campuses to explore, this museum madhouse is perfect for an afternoon of exploring. 

Where: 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday, Hours vary throughout the week
Admission: Free 

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Coming Soon: SeisMique 

 
 
 
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While Houston is crawling with great museums, we’re always looking to the future! Landing in Houston in fall 2020 is the interactive space-themed museum for all ages! Exploring galaxies and even extraterrestrial life, this is sure to make us feel like that nerdy little kid again. 

Where/ Hours/ Admission: TBD

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