Houston, Texas is home to the Astros baseball, the Rockets basketball team, Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo and a wide variety of world-class museums. Welcoming millions of visitors each year these museums will keep you busy for a full day. The neighborhood is beautifully tree-lined easily walkable or accessible by METRORail, making a full day of activities with ease. Here is just a few of the museums Houston has to offer you and the whole family!
Children's Museum Houston | LINK
Located in the heart of Houston there is a world- class interactive exhibit and museum which is exciting and fun! It's 90,000 square feet of interactive and bilingual exhibitions in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, heath and human development, and the arts. Available to infants for motor skills classes to toddler- 7+ years old, going through the different exbibits here you can play and walk with your child through kidtropolis where kids can run their own city, and an Ecostation to explore the outdoors in a solar-powered research pavilion. With all the bright lights and things to do you will spend hours here building, learning, and having fun!
- Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Houston Museum Of Natural Science | LINK
With a variety of permanent exhibitions & interchanging ones as well, you’ll be entertained all day. It’s home to the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Dinosaur Hall, the planetarium, and I-Max theatre, Hall of African Wildlife, and a few more interesting exhibits. Make sure to check their website for different events and featured exhibits!
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Seismique | LINK
A one of a kind museum featuring 40 different interactive art exhibits that’ll have you snapping pictures the whole time. This place makes you feel like you’ve entered a whole new world full of color & excitement. It’s hard to put just how magical this place is into words, it’s a must experience kind of place!
Address: 2306 S Texas 6, Houston, TX 77077
Candytopia | LINK
If you’ve ever wanted to go to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory then this is the place to go. There’s over a dozen different interactive exhibits, some even made out of actual candy, that look like they came straight out of Candy Land, you’ll be snapping Instagram worthy pictures the whole time. There’s candy in each room that you can eat, giant swings & marshmallow pits, and a special app to download that lets you take green screen photos & pics from the ceiling. It’s such a vibrant & happy place, it just has to be experienced.
- Address: 822 Town and Country Blvd Suite 102, Houston, TX 77024
Houston Holocaust Museum | LINK
The Houston Holocaust Museum located in the Lester and Sue Smith Campus, is a three story building in remembrance of the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and also honoring the legacy of the survivors from the tragic event. A place to use this horrible event to use the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
- Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004
The Health Museum | LINK
A museum of health & medical science that has some very cool interactive displays centered around the human body. They're dedicated to educating the public on health & the human body, and has all types of exhibits, real organ dissections, science mini classes, and so much more.
- Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004
The Museum of Fine Arts | LINK
One of the largest museums in the United States, this distinct campus & sculpture garden features notable art from antiquity to today, as well as films & educational programs. They have around 70,000 works of art created all around the world.
- Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | LINK
Located in the Museum District of Houston and founded in 1948, this museum is dedicated to showcasing the very best and most exciting international, national, and regional art of our time. They are “non-collecting” so the exhibits are always changing.
- Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
The Menil Collection | LINK
This is a stunning museum with approximately 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books. They have exhibits showcasing art from all over the world, from the Paleolithic era to today. The owner is dedicated to giving people access to amazing art, so admission is always free.
- Address: 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
National Museum of Funeral History | LINK
I know a museum about funerals may sound odd, but this place is actually pretty interesting & educational. This 35,000 square foot museum contains all sorts of artifacts & relics that aim to educate the public on death care & it's history. They have America’s largest collection of authentic, historical funeral service items, vintage hearses, and even items from celebrities & public figures funerals.
- Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090
Color Factory Houston | LINK
- Address: 3303 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Houston has a very impressive line up of museums, with something for everyone to enjoy. We would love to know if you get the chance to visit one of them, so leave us a comment!
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