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The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-521-1515
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Ranked #105 of 165 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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Fort Mitchell, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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Palacios, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My 9 year old son, my husband, and I went to this museum, and we really enjoyed it! The information is interesting, and a lot of the exhibits are hands on. We really enjoyed the 4D movie the most. I'd say go here instead of the Children's Museum.

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Lumberton
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19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our children are ages 2, 12, 13, 14, & 14. They all had a pretty good time, but I felt like the museum could be updated and much more advanced. I am a nurse, so my expectations may be too high. The 4D show was cheesy, but I think an elementary aged child would enjoy it. One nice thing is... More

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Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We took our 3.5 and 5 yr olds, and I'd say they enjoyed 40% of the exhibits. The Insects, Eat Well Play Well, and a handful of the Amazing Body exhibits (large mouth, skeleton on bike, etc) were favorites. There's alot of hands-on educational things to try, but I think 6 yrs and up may have better patience & interest... More

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My Mom, a retired nurse, suggested we visit this Museum. We visited Thursday 2 - 5 to get free admission. Four year old son had a great time walking around checking out all the attractions, puzzles, interactive learning items. All were entertained and educated by the displays. Good two hour visit.

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arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We just visited the Health Museum in Houston yesterday. It was our second visit in about three years. It has interesting exhibits and is best for younger kids. Unfortunately, many of the interactive displays were not working. This really takes away from the experience, as it is a small museum. The ones that worked were great. The film was fun... More

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virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice museum for the kids. Adults will stay somewhat entertained also. Good interactive exhibits and the kids will have fun while they learn. 2 hours is plenty of time. Nice rose garden across the street to have lunch afterward.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We were there for 1hour and were done. our 4 yr old cried during the 4d movie..which for my older kids was ok except that it only lasted about 15 min. There were too many block or puzzle activities. I would suggest going when its free. We were looking forward to the new exhibit, Eat well play well, but it... More

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Kingsville, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We took advantage of a Groupon deal to visit this museum. What a disappointment. Very few exhibits and quite underwhelming. The movie theater was not working, several of the exhibits do not work and the ones that did work were pretty lame. The feature changer to view yourself as a different race or gender simply superimposed feature masks over your... More

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Green Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When we first arrived at the Health Museum it seemed small with little to offer. We were wrong. You do need to engage with the museum verus be entertained. They have a lot of fun interactive things for kids to learn about the body. So take your time - hope it isn't busy, since it will be hard then to... More

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