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The Health Museum, Houston

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The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, or The Health Museum in short, is a museum in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. The museum is a member institution of the Texas Medical Center. As of 2012 the museum gets over 180,000 annual visitors, including 22,000 schoolchildren who visit the facility during organized field trips.
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  • Free admission on Thursdays between 2pm and 7pm. Great hands on activities. An interesting place to visit.  more »
  • We visited this museum right after visiting the Museum of Natural Science. It was much, much smaller. But it was cute and the exhibits were much more interactive. I loved the beating heart...  more »
  • Fun place to visit if you are interested in the inner workings of the human body. It is very small and I feel much of it is geared for children. At $10 it's pretty pricey considering other area attractions. Parking is real easy as they have their own surface lot. There are disabled parking spaces literally steps from the door. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about what was on offer.
  • A small museum, but incredibly interactive. This museum could double in size and still not cover everything. But, for it's size, it was great. The one thing I think could use improvement is the cancer dress display. The dresses weren't matched with their corresponding cancers, and no description of those cancers was offered, so a casual observer wouldn't know they were looking at malignant cells. Small museum, lots of condensed info, which often means simplifying the explanation, but this museum managed very well in that regard.

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