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The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-521-1515
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Ranked #113 of 171 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Deer Park, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were looking for things to do and found this museum on Free things to do in Houston....Thursdays are free to get in so we thought "why not?". It was very interesting, very interactive and entertaining while learning. It is more for kids, but we enjoyed it as well. I sat down and saw how I might look as a... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently toured the Health Museum with two young pre K boys and we thought it was outstanding! It is so well put together and the displays were informative and fun and there were interactive carts with additional activities too. We can't wait to go back!

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Fort Mitchell, Alabama
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Groves, Texas
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28 reviews 28 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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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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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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