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A Museum Lover’s Guide to Houston

By Travel Savvy

Houston's diverse pool of museums attracts millions of visitors annually. Whether its funeral services, outerspace or art, Houston offers visitors some of the most interesting museums to explore.

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Photo Credit: The National Museum of Funeral History

The National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090-5918

nmfh.org

Open Monday through Friday 10AM – 4PM; Saturday 10AM – 5PM; Sunday 12PM – 5PM

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One of the most unique museums around, The National Museum of Funeral History offers an educational experience like no other, taking guests through the various funeral service rituals around the world and throughout history. Check out a replica of King Tut's sarcophagus, then marvel at fantasy coffins by Ghanaian sculptor Kane Quaye, shaped into everthing from a crab or chicken to an automobile or rowboat. An exhibition about grand celebrity funerals, and a room dedicated to the Popes throughout history are also popular here.

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The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Dr. Houston, Texas 77004

www.mhms.org

Open Monday through Saturday 9AM - 5PM; Thursday 9AM - 7PM; Sunday 12PM - 5PM

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Located in Houston's Museum DistrictThe Health Museum draws 180,000 visitors annually, this museum is dedicated to fostering interest in health, medicine, and the human body. The innovative and interactive exhibits throughout provide guests with unique and engaging learning experiences. For instance, the DeBakey Cell Lab invites visitors to suit up in lab coats and goggles to engage in cellular experiments. Don’t miss out on this novel learning experience!

 

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1940 Air Terminal Museum

8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas 77061

1940airterminal.org

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10AM - 5PM; Sunday 1PM - 5PM

This beautiful museum is houses one of the few surviving examples of classic art deco airport architecture from the 1940s. Walk past the pristine white exterior of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and explore several galleries showcasing aviation memorabilia and civil aviation heritage, and enjoy daily air shows. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.

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The Museum of Fine Arts

1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005

mfah.org

The Main Campus is open Sunday 12:15PM - 7PM; Tuesday and Wednesday 10AM-5PM; Thursday 10AM-9PM; Friday 10AM - 7PM; Saturday 10AM-5PM

Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District is one of our country's largest cultural institutions - The Museum of Fine Arts. This museum is comprised of two galleries, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums. Rienzi, featured in the photo, is our favorite gallery--walk through for a glimpse of the best 17th-century collection of European decorative arts around.


 

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Photo Credit: Dave Wilson Photography

Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX, 77058

spacecenter.org

Open Monday and Tuesday 10AM - 6PM; Wednesday and Thursday 9AM - 7PM; Friday and Saturday 9AM - 5PM; Sunday 9AM - 6PM

Space Center Houston is out of this world! Visitors can go behind the scenes of America’s most distinguished space program with educational opportunities, space artifacts and exhibits, space attractions, and tour NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This museum houses more than 400 things to see and do, including but not limited to: eating lunch with an astronaut, experiencing a Martian sunset, and witnessing engineers’ advancements in space technology. 

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