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The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-521-1515
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Ranked #97 of 173 Attractions in Houston
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Group of 20 senior adults attended free hours (Thursdays 2:00pm to 5:00pm). Key items viewed were the 3D film about Planet You or the organisms living on our skin and body display. Movie was disappointing since it had more focus on young man pursuing young woman for 10 or 15 minutes. Body display shows systems in our body. An educational... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for the Teddy Bear Health Clinic. While there, we toured all of the displays and as always learned lots of great health facts. Because we had such a good experience and have another little one that is just the right age to enjoy it, we renewed our family membership. Their displays change quarterly so there is always something... More

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Stockholm
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our kids (7 and 9) loved the Health Museum. The museum is mostly interactive so the kids are constantly busy with fun things to do. Every once in a while there might be a demonstration. My kids got to see a pair of pig lungs and learn how they work. We adults and the kids enjoyed all the interactive activities.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The museum is small and most of the interactive exhibits were broken. The Houston area has many other attractions that are much more enjoyable. This museum at the least should offer a reduced price or free admission until the exhibits are repaired. I do not recommend this as an attraction for anyone visiting the area.

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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent $40 for tickets and parking. I am a nurse and was excited to go. It was bad. Over 1/2 the exhibits were broken. The interactive exhibits were dirty and it took about 40 minutes to go through the whole thing. We went to the 4G movie which was 18 minutes of the trip. I seriously wanted to ask... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

While this museum is not huge (in comparison to the Children's Museum for example), it is packed full of interesting, engaging and informative exhibits. Our children (ages 6 & 10) were overwhelmed with info within about 2 hours. Shorter, frequent visits will be good. I like that the 4D movie, Planet You!, is included in the cost. There were too... More

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Deer Park, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were looking for things to do and found this museum on Free things to do in Houston....Thursdays are free to get in so we thought "why not?". It was very interesting, very interactive and entertaining while learning. It is more for kids, but we enjoyed it as well. I sat down and saw how I might look as a... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently toured the Health Museum with two young pre K boys and we thought it was outstanding! It is so well put together and the displays were informative and fun and there were interactive carts with additional activities too. We can't wait to go back!

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Fort Mitchell, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The museum was good for learning purposes but for people like us that was vacationing it became frustrating to try and look around with three busses of elementary students. I would not suggest anyone to visit while they have field trips going on. The museums should have certain days for field trips only and make that announcement to tourist therefore... More

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