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The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

  • 5104 Caroline Street
    Houston TX 77004
  • Neighborhood:Museum District
  • Phone: (713) 529-3076

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum is a place for people of all ages to learn about the weather, its history and public safety. The museum was established in 2006 by the Weather Research Center, a Texas-based education and research organization.

Exhibits include:

Weather Studio: Make your own weather forecast at the WRC Weather Studio! Report your forecast from a blizzard, flood, thunderstorm, or hurricane just like the pros! For just $10, you can take home your own DVD to show your family and friends.

Climates of the World: View satellite and radar images of hurricanes that have affected the Gulf Coast including Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Also in this exhibit, find out where the storm surge would go along the upper Texas Coast with a Category 5 hurricane.

Weather Wizard Corner: See experiments performed by meteorologists and museum staff demonstrating how Mother Nature works in this interactive section of the museum.

Tornadoes: See a real-life simulation of a tornado, learn how they form and how to stay safe.

Video Room: View current and classic tornado and hurricane footage and learn the basics of weather in the Museum's video room.

Weather History: Understand and learn about the history of meteorology by seeing how weather forecasting techniques and equipment have changed throughout the years.

Weather Sphere: Using this 3D digital globe, view and explore images including satellite loops of past hurricane seasons, plate tectonics, satellite tracking, the solar system, and much more!

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member since 2006

General
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Admission: Adults: $5
    Seniors 60 and over: $3
    Children 17 and under: $3
    Children 3 and under: Free
    Students: $3
    Thursday Noon-4pm: Free
  • Senior Rates:
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  • Gift Shop:
  • Free Parking Available:
  • Accessible Via Light Rail:
  • No. Blocks from Light Rail: 4
  • ADA Accessible:
  • Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1/10
  • Advance Notice Required for Groups:
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum Meeting Facility
  • Reception Capacity: 60
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event:

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