Celebrating its 21st anniversary, The Health Museum, John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The Health Museum is the most visited museum of its kind in the country totaling more than 180,000 visitor experiences annually, and over 2.6 million visitors and counting since its inception in 1996. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Houston holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Health Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free from 2 pm to 7 pm on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum’s multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum visit thehealthmuseum.org.
The Health Museum Reviews
My boys, 9 and 11, had a blast at this museum and learned a lot. It is a quick stop. You don’t need much more than an hour. I personally think it is well worth a visit. more »
This museum is definitely for kids and will be filled with kids, but I found it to still be really fun. The exhibits are interactive! 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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