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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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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

The Health Museum has interactive exhibits on health, medical science...

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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There are some good parts of this museum that are worth noting. It does provide some interesting information about the human body, especially the 3D "movie" shown in the theater... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lat J
Columbus, Texas

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Columbus, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some good parts of this museum that are worth noting. It does provide some interesting information about the human body, especially the 3D "movie" shown in the theater. I was also surprised to see some exhibits that have to do with mental health (the one about sharing a secret is excellent) and I am glad that they are... More 

Thank Lat J
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We expected a serious museum but there was nothing which we found interesting. It basically explains the human body on a low level. The way it is conveyed is for kids. But probably even kids will not like it because the computer technology is totally outdated and often not even functional. Waste of time!

Thank Carlos C
Hertford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Although this is not advertised as a museum for children it is in fact directed at non scientific general public as well as children which surprised us but in the end we found it such fun that we spent quite a few hours playing with the various exhibits. We had accidently chosen a day which was dedicated to honour National... More 

Thank JeanGB
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I was sort of disappointed in this one. It really should be part of the adjacent Children's Museum. Most of the exhibits are geared toward middle school kids at best. Not much of interest for adults.

Thank Wedgewood
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lived in Houston most of my life but only just took my 8 year old to the Health Museum! What a surprise! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and the exhibits. A definite must visit if you've done the Children's museum, and/or The Zoo and still have a few hours or a rainy day to fill. The Human Body exhibit was... More 

Thank amygos
Surf Side, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a great space but think the target audience for children is 8 or so. There is an age limit to dress up as scientists in the "lab" the open play space requires reading skills to understand the prompts-- the permanent exhibit relies a lot on reading also. But the giant checkerboard was a hit and several wooden puzzles... More 

Thank trymahjong
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a small museum that holds so much inside for everyone to enjoy! Came in with teenagers (that are not usually so thrilled about museums) and they loved it. One of the newest atractions in the museum is a hand-on lab. You get a white coat ans spectacles and an assignment- we worked on determining blood type and it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went to the health museum and discovered how nice it was to actually get to see everything in the place without becoming exhausted. Lots of interactive stuff for the kids, and a few nice photo opps... it's hard to compete with the natural science museum or the children's museum. The health museum kind of tries to be both, and... More 

Thank Edmund P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I took 2 children (7 & 4) here--it was more reasonable and MUCH less crowded than the children's museum next door. Lots of hands-on activities. No crowds. Easily passed nearly 3 hours there and enjoyed it very much. Would definitely recommend for others looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon!

Thank Jason K
Porter, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took our pre-teens to the museum on a Saturday and expected big crowds but were surprised. We were able to see everything that we wanted to see at the museum. There was a birthday on but they had their own room. We were able to visit the human self and learned a lot about our organs and then visited... More 

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