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The Health Museum

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Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-521-1515
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Health Museum has interactive exhibits on health, medical science and...
The Health Museum has interactive exhibits on health, medical science and the human body. Walk through a brain and an eyeball, test your reflexes and experience a 4D theater.
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Know your body

We had free passes to go to the Health museum. It was not crowded. Lots of hands-on activities. My husband and I did several. I think this would be great for elementary... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Rita R
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Brazil, Indiana
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Zurich, Switzerland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The concept of a museum including all the organs, the idea to walk through a big body is very nice. Unfortunately this museum is just outdated. Every kid can get more information using Daddy's iPad! They should update the whole concept, using technology from today.

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Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a really nice museum to visit I'd you are looking for a solid museum experience and not a venue of running, out of control kids. Although there are kids always there, they are on the more behaved end of the spectrum. There are some cool interactive displays there. You have to see that liver display and experience the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

OK, so the only reason I went to this place is because it is free 2-5PM on Thursdays. However, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it! They have some great touchy-feely (interactive) exhibits. I learned a lot about breast cancer, the ear, the eye, and other things through their larger-than-life displays. Well worth your time - and... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had free passes to go to the Health museum. It was not crowded. Lots of hands-on activities. My husband and I did several. I think this would be great for elementary students/with families. There was free parking across the street. Then we went to Hermannpark for picnic. Very handy

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Houston, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Good size museum with lot of information about different parts of our body and how they work. You will also find information about different medical technologies used today to diagnose problems such as MRI, CT Scan, X-ray, etc. Very informative for children as well as adults. Free entry on every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.

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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband, daughter and I recently visited this museum. Our daughter lives near Houston and has been wanting to get to this museum It is VERY out of date, all of the exhibits look like something out of the 70's or 80's and some are not even functional. A big disappointment as other mueums we have visited in Houston have... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I took my son on a friday and there was no one besides us there. The entree fee was a bit high for how small the museum actually is. My son has special needs but he seemed to really like all the exhibits. we saw a special bloodsuckers exhibit and saw a vampire bat and leeches in a tank of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great explanation of the human body, it is very interesting for kids and adults, very good designed to be interesting and you never bores, with 1 to 2 hours you will finish with lots more knowledge.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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226 reviews 226 reviews
146 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This small museum was a bit of a disappointment. It featured a lot of older interactive exhibits, many of which didn’t work. The exhibit hall called the Amazing Body Pavilion featured a 20-plus-foot backbone with ribs descending from ceiling to floor, which gave the feeling of being inside a giant rib cage. There was also a walk-through brain with memory... More 

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's for kids. Let's get that out of the way. The wife and I were looking for something different to do one afternoon and decided to hit this place up. Their website doesn't really do a great job of emphasizing the overall goal of the museum. We arrived to find that it was definitely a children's museum, very small, with... More 

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