The Health Museum

GHCVB Member
(713) 942-7054
1515 Hermann Drive | Houston, TX 77004
Museum District
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The Health Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, provides innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences to promote an understanding of the human body. General admission for adults is $8, admission for children 3-12 and seniors 65+ is $6, children 2 and under are admitted for free.

The museum offers free general admission on Thursdays 2-5 p.m. Some special exhibits require a ticket purchase.

The Amazing Body Pavilion
The Jim Hickox Amazing Body Pavilion is a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body. Features include:

  • Approximately 30 interactive video and audio kiosks invite guests to pose interesting questions about human anatomy and health information
  • A 22-foot-long backbone with ribs descending from the ceiling to the floor, creating the feeling of being inside a giant rib cage

The hands-on experiences include:

  • 13-foot intestine 
  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games 
  • Skeleton riding a bicycle 
  • Colossal walk-in eyeball that demonstrates how your eye receives and perceives images 
  • Visual demonstrations of depth perception
  • 12-foot tall beating heart
  • Calorie crank conveying how many calories you must burn for specific foods you eat
  • Giant human heart wheel with biometric systems that check your heart rate while running or walking
  • Jump, Stretch and Hang sctivity for vertical hanging endurance
  • Heart Wall: journey through to understand the functions and importance of one of the more complex organs in the body
  • Scream Booth: take part in the unique experience that is our scream booth
  • DeBakey Cell Lab: come gear up and see what it’s like to be a scientist

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member since 1995

Museums and Attractions
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday, 12-5pm
  • Admission: $8 adults $6 children and seniors
  • Group Rates
  • Senior Rates
  • Child Rates
  • Gift Shop
  • Free Parking Available
  • Accessible Via Light Rail
  • No. Blocks from Light Rail: 4
  • Private Room for Special Events
  • ADA Accessible
  • Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1 chaperone/10 students
  • Advance Notice Required for Groups
  • Cancellation Policy for Groups
  • ADA Accessible
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Theatre Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Exhibit space
  • Audio/Visual
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Private Room
Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
The George and Barbara Bush Grand Hall X 200 175 350
The John P. McGovern Theater X 120
The Learning Center X 165