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The Health Museum

Neighborhood: The Museum District
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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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Nice but not for toddlers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Surf Side, Texas

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

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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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Porter, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm the proud aunt of a 9 year old budding scientist, and this museum thrilled her to the core. I took my niece for a late birthday and my fiancé for an early birthday treat. Both of them share a live of science that goes far beyond my understanding, but it is an area they connect on. As soon as... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went 7/7/15 with our two grandchildren. When we arrived we found out the museum was closing at 4 pm due to some event. The presentation in the theatre was a dissection and not the 4D movie about the skin. Then the movie presentation stopped at 3 PM since they were closing at 4pm. We were stuck in the Cell... More 

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Many, many wonderful interactive exhibits that teach about the functions of various body parts and systems. My kids' favorite was the mind-ball game.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was glad to pass by the Health museum, every thing is illustrated and explained in an interesting way. It is mainly kids hangout but interested grown ups may find it nice too. One hour is fair enough but if you plan to attend the IMAX show then it would the visit would take more than an hour.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We arrived at the museum about 1pm. It was a Friday and there were very few people in the museum. My wife and I took our preteen and our teenager. The first stop was their lab area. As a group, we extracted DNA from wheat germ, prepared a bacteria slide to look at under a microscope, and prepared a slide... More 

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