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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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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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Great place to spend an afternoon

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Porter, Texas
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect with this museum but since it was on the City Pass we decided to check it out. Very glad we did. It was a blast and had lots of cool, educational exhibits. We got to do some lab work, see a cool movie about germs that hang out on our skin and there were plenty... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The concept of a museum including all the organs, the idea to walk through a big body is very nice. Unfortunately this museum is just outdated. Every kid can get more information using Daddy's iPad! They should update the whole concept, using technology from today.

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Texas
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a really nice museum to visit I'd you are looking for a solid museum experience and not a venue of running, out of control kids. Although there are kids always there, they are on the more behaved end of the spectrum. There are some cool interactive displays there. You have to see that liver display and experience the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

OK, so the only reason I went to this place is because it is free 2-5PM on Thursdays. However, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it! They have some great touchy-feely (interactive) exhibits. I learned a lot about breast cancer, the ear, the eye, and other things through their larger-than-life displays. Well worth your time - and... More 

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Additional Information about The Health Museum

Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-521-1515
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > The Museum District
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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