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The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-521-1515
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Ranked #96 of 179 Attractions in Houston
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 experience a 4D theater.

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Katy, Texas, United States
2 reviews
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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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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41 helpful votes 41 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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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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