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“Too expensive for you to just walk around aimlessly and educate yourself”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Health Museum

The Health Museum
Ranked #54 of 290 things to do in Houston
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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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“Too expensive for you to just walk around aimlessly and educate yourself”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were there for 1hour and were done. our 4 yr old cried during the 4d movie..which for my older kids was ok except that it only lasted about 15 min. There were too many block or puzzle activities. I would suggest going when its free. We were looking forward to the new exhibit, Eat well play well, but it turned out to be a written explanation of fruits and vegies and plastic fruit..ridiculous!! No interaction with the staff. They just sit there and take your money! Some of the exhibits were out of order, and to my surprise you even had to play for using the only fun game the kids liked..again..ridiculous!!! Personally I will never visit again. The Children's Museum next door was the best ever. Has great water park!!!

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Quite disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We took advantage of a Groupon deal to visit this museum. What a disappointment. Very few exhibits and quite underwhelming. The movie theater was not working, several of the exhibits do not work and the ones that did work were pretty lame. The feature changer to view yourself as a different race or gender simply superimposed feature masks over your photo with verying levels of opacity; the "Future You" exhibit was even worse. Both exhibits were quite slow and clunky. I wouldn't recommend this museum to any individual or group.

Visited April 2013
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Green Bay
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“Gotta get into the Swing of It”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

When we first arrived at the Health Museum it seemed small with little to offer. We were wrong. You do need to engage with the museum verus be entertained. They have a lot of fun interactive things for kids to learn about the body. So take your time - hope it isn't busy, since it will be hard then to get to engage with all the interactive stuff.

Visited April 2013
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Florida
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“Go when admission is free.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This museum has some very interesting hands on activities. But not enough. And the ones they have look worn. There was too much reading, which would bore smaller children. However, there are plenty of great photo ops. I didn't see a food option. But there may be one. We went on Thursday when admission is free. If they remodel and update this museum to look fresh and relevant then this could be a gem. Right now it just looks tired and sad. Go when admission is free.

Visited March 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Excellent museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

All the family enjoyed and we experienced a wonderful and very entertaining time, a lot including my kids, they actually want to go back and visit this museum again.
It has attractions for all ages, the parking is so easy and unexpensive, even if you want tomvisit the childrens museum, you can park here.

Visited December 2012
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