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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
#1 of 68 Museums in Houston
You get to see taxiderm wildlife from Africa and Texas, more dinosaur skeletons than any museums I've seen, gem stones that sparkle in the dark exhibit rooms, ancient world of Egyptians, Aztecs, Myans and Andes; s...
This museum, located at the upper end of Hermann Park is one of the most popular museums for families amongst those in the Museum District.It is remarkable for its permanent collections, especially the magnificent...
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Cockrell Butterfly Center
#2 of 68 Museums in Houston
It is a jewel of Houston museums.
The museum district is easy to get to and there is a fantastic adjacent botanical park to visit as well.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
#3 of 68 Museums in Houston
... with a wide range of sculptures, paintings & artifacts from around the world ... one of best museums we have visited... we visited on a Wednesday and it was extremely quiet ... but Thursdays we believe it’s FR...
The MFAH is complex is comprised of two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, repertory cinema, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.
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Children's Museum of Houston
#4 of 68 Museums in Houston
... area with boats, wave gizmo machine, baby chicks and hatching eggs, grocery store shopping, vet clinic, play restaurant, banking, ER vehicles.. goes on and on with stuff..has to be one of the top museums in USA.
Compared to the 30+ other children's museums and hands-on science centers I've been to, Children's Museum of Houston stands out above the rest.
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Houston Museum District
#5 of 68 Museums in Houston
We live in the Museum District of Houston and have spent time in many of the museums here, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the Children's Museum, the Museum o...
It's an excellent idea to house museums of varied interests within close proximity so that people like me who love visiting museums can spend the entire day exploring our interest rather than spend time in commute.
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National Museum of Funeral History
#6 of 68 Museums in Houston
It's one of the best museums I've ever seen.
The National Museum of Funeral History is a very unique museum presenting a history of funerals from Egyptian to today's modern practices.
The Menil Collection
#7 of 68 Museums in Houston
This is one of the best museums we have visited with its lovely clean and flowing spaces and truly fascinating eclectic mix of artworks.
This intimate museum offering free admission is a personal favorite among all U.S. art museums.
Holocaust Museum Houston
#8 of 68 Museums in Houston
As we had been to other Holocaust museums, we started with the "between the veils" exhibit, featuring portraits and an interactive virtual exhibit in which you can ask questions of a survivor.
Of all the museums devoted to the tragic occurrences of WWII, this one is the most sensitively presented.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
#9 of 68 Museums in Houston
This museum serves as an excellent venue for conferences and concerts and it is particularly attractive in December, when the Christmas lights and decorations highlight its magnificence.
The home and gardens are part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; they were donated by the late Ima Hogg, noted Houston philanthropist and the daughter of a former Governor of Texas.
Space Center Houston
#10 of 68 Museums in Houston
What an incredible experience Space Center Houston is - one of my favorite museums of all time.
The visitor centre is in fact huge - it is made up of numerous smaller museums and displays.
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1940 Air Terminal Museum
#11 of 68 Museums in Houston
I'd already seen many of the museums and galleries that Houston has to offer on previous visits and this one was still on my to-do list.
We love museums so that where we were looking to go.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
#12 of 68 Museums in Houston
One of my favourite museums in Houston, small but filled with history and well presented with excellent staff and easy to navigate.
This museum is a real gem among similar museums.
Lone Star Flight Museum
#13 of 68 Museums in Houston
Similar high quality to both Smithsonian flight museums, the USAF museum, the naval aviation museum and the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field near Seattle.
One of the better museums we’ve been to
Rothko Chapel
#14 of 68 Museums in Houston
Wonder over to the campus of The University of St. Thomas and to the Menil Collection museums while you are in the neighborhood.
This unassuming building with its quiet courtyard is nestled in the museum district and holds 14 Rothko murals.
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
#15 of 68 Museums in Houston
This is across the street from the Contemporary Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Art it's unpretentious and a great place to take the kids so they can blow off steam after being quiet at the museums-- plus there...
This beautiful sculpture garden is tucked in a little oasis by the art museums.
Art Car Museum
#16 of 68 Museums in Houston
Houston is home to the country's first Art Car Parade (which is hosted by the Orange Show) and home to one of the country's only art car museums.
I was naming various museums and this one came to mind.
Asia Society Texas Center
#17 of 68 Museums in Houston
... We Chat, Yeesookyung: Contemporary Korean Sculpture, Drawn From Nature) and found them all to be equivalent to what I would expect to see in top of the league museums worldwide like the Tate or the Met.
This center is located in the Houston Museum district.Asia Society Texas Center(AST) is a museum which we learn Asian culture.
The Heritage Society
#18 of 68 Museums in Houston
They have homes ranging over almost a century from early 1800s to one from early twentieth century in a park with a little museum.
You have a choice of houses - I want to say we did 5, but it may have been 4. Absolutely no rush - I probably could have extended my stay in the museum itself, but the MFA beckoned as stop #2 for the day.
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The Health Museum
#19 of 68 Museums in Houston
The museum district in Houston is top notch with most museums within walking distance from each other.
From the DeBakey Cell Lab, which I strongly recommend to both children of all ages and adults of all ages, the Health Museum is a treasure trove of self-exploration and need-to-know hands-on knowledge of one's bod...
Byzantine Fresco Chapel
#20 of 68 Museums in Houston
The byzantine frescos are no longer on view, but the building is part of the Menil Museum campus and has changing exhibits.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
#21 of 68 Museums in Houston
This is another of my favorite small museums.
Located on the Museum District, offers an interesting array of art, and their shop is awesome, always displays great pieces of art, jewelry, scarfs, beautiful gifts!
Houston Maritime Museum
#22 of 68 Museums in Houston
Always had a fondness for small, out of the way museums with a tight focus.
The maritime museum is a fabulous collection of well crafted ship models and memorabilia to show the history of sea from the first sailing vessels to modern container ships.
Military Museum of Texas
#23 of 68 Museums in Houston
I recommend everyone to see this wonderful museum, and most of all it is a must see for all veterans.
My son loved seeing the restoration of all the military equipment at this museum.
Museum of Printing History
#24 of 68 Museums in Houston
This is a great little museum that everybody young and old can enjoy while increasing their knowledge of the importance of the printing press.
The museum itself is quite small compared to most, but the exhibits are nicely arranged so that one feels comfortable.
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
#25 of 68 Museums in Houston
you can't even really describe what this is - a park, a museum, a playground, an art show - you just have to discover the history of this place for yourself!
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
#26 of 68 Museums in Houston
It’s free!!! Lots of other museums close by as well.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston was my favourite place we visited on our 'cultural' day out in Houston.
Silver Street Studios
#27 of 68 Museums in Houston
Houston Fire Museum
#28 of 68 Museums in Houston
Housed in a old Houston fire station the museum is small.
Kids love this museum
Houston Museum of African American Culture
#29 of 68 Museums in Houston
Very nice art Museum, i had the chance to attend a sip and see here and there was beautiful artwork from all over the world.
Visiting the Houston Museum of African American Culture was an awesome experience.
Burke Baker Planetarium
#30 of 68 Museums in Houston
The Burke Baker Planetarium is located inside the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences.