Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Herman Circle Drive
Houston , Texas 77030
Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States , and one of the most attended venues in Houston . The Museum is in the distinguished company of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. , the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, both in New York City.
The Museum is a five-venue complex housing the Burke Baker Dome Theatre, Wortham IMAX Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and four floors of natural science halls and exhibits. Over a dozen permanent exhibit areas cover subjects on astronomy, space science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, and Texas wildlife. There is also the huge Fondren Discovery Place on the first floor that is filled with hands-on exhibits that will delight children and adults of all ages.
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston , Texas , 77004-7126
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science is the most visited health museum in the country. Get a three dimensional look at larger-than-life anatomy models and marvel at interactive exhibits that move, illuminate and communicate messages about your health. The Museum is an interactive health and science center for all ages that promotes understanding and appreciation of the human body, mind and spirit and inspires a lifelong commitment to health.
The Children's Museum
Houston, TX 77004-7112
The Children's Museum of Houston is rated as one of the top 2 Children's Museums in the Country. Serving more than 642,000 people annually, The Children's Museum of Houston is the highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size and is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning by providing hands-on exhibitions in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston , Texas 77006-6598
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national and regional art of the last 40 years to the public. Its mission is to provide a forum for art with an emphasis on the visual arts of the present and recent past; to document new directions in art through changing exhibitions and publications; to engage the public in a lively dialogue with today's art; and to encourage a greater understanding of contemporary art through education programs. Admission to the Museum is free due to the generosity of Lester Marks.
The Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston , TX 77005
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston , is a dynamic cultural complex. With its encyclopedic collection and an exciting schedule of international loan exhibitions and award-winning programs, the Museum of Fine Arts , Houston , is one of the premier destinations in the United States for art lovers. There are two major museum buildings, the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building; two facilities for the Glassell School of Art, the Studio School for Adults and the Glassell Junior School; two house museums that exhibit decorative arts, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi; the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden; and 18 acres of public gardens.
The Houston Zoo
1513 N. MacGregor
Houston , Texas 77030
The Houston Zoo is an exciting recreational destination and a unique educational resource serving 1.4 million guests annually. Set in a lush 55-acre landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 3,100 exotic animals representing more than 500 species. The Houston Zoo is dedicated to conserving endangered species, to providing engaging, educational opportunities and to creating stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.