With more than seven million annual visits, the Houston Museum District is one of the top cultural districts in the country.
Twenty institutions make up the Houston Museum District, and 12 are free all the time.
Asia Society Texas Center
The newest addition to Houston's museum offerings is the $48 million Asia Society Texas Center, featuring a dynamic gallery space as well as classrooms, conference facilities, a performance theater, reception spaces and more.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Educates the public about the contributions of African-American soldiers by chronicling their accomplishments from the Revolutionary War to modern times.
The Children's Museum of Houston
With 14 galleries of hands-on activities, The Children's Museum of Houston is ranked by MSN.com as the No. 1 children's museum in the country.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national and regional art of the last 40 years.
Czech Cultural Center Houston
Celebrates the culture of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Silesia with events and exhibitions.
DiverseWorks is a non-profit art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art.
The Health Museum
The most visited health museum in the country features three-dimensional anatomy models and interactive exhibits.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Created as a living testimonial to those who perished in the Holocaust.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
One of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level, highlighting art made of glass, fiber, clay, metal or wood.
Houston Center for Photography
Dedicated to the study of photography as an expressive medium and investigative tool, exhibiting works by emerging, mid-career and under-recognized artists.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Museum features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions.
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Offers exhibitions, films, lectures and more that explore the lives of Africans and African Americans in Houston and beyond.
Home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species.
Jung Center of Houston
Founded in 1958 to help individuals increase self-awareness through an understanding of Carl Jung's analytic psychology.
Lawndale Art Center
An alternative space for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media.
The Menil Collection
Considered to be one of the most important privately assembled collections of the 20th century, the Menil Collection includes approximately 15,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houses more than 45,000 works, one of the largest and most outstanding collections in the country.
Rice University Art Gallery
The only university museum in the country dedicated to installation art.
The only ecumenical center of its kind in the world, the Rothko Chapel functions as a chapel, a museum and a forum--a place where religion, art and architecture intermingle.
The Weather Museum
Established by the Weather Research Center, the Weather Museum is a place for people of all ages to learn about the weather, its history and public safety.
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