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What’s In Store: Museum Edition

The exhibits aren't the only draw for visitors to the Museum District, it's also a prime place to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, books and gifts. 

Peruse locally-made treasures like M. Cruz's nature-inspired necklaces, along with coffee table tomes, print reproductions and conversation-starting home goods at the Museum of Fine Arts Shop. The boutique is located on the ground level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building. 

Carve out time to explore the nooks and crannies of the Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The space is full of creative gifts for fans of all ages. Education-minded toys and games line the shelves, sharing space with books, art and design objects, as well as unique jewelry and accessories. 

Round out your visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science with a stop at the 6,000-square-foot museum store. Going beyond standard scientific kits for the kids and fossil displays for the adults, the expansive gift emporium showcases designer jewelry, home decor and an always-evolving selection of merchandise tied to current HMNS exhibits. 

Stop by The Asher Gallery and have a chance to own objects created by many of the artists featured in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's exhibitions. The HCCC's retail showcase touts unique jewelry, pottery, baskets, home décor, handbags and clothing created by internationally acclaimed and emerging craft artists. 

Located in a bungalow, near from The Menil Collection, The Menil Bookstore stocks an assortment of art literature, special gifts and a children's section with games, puzzles and toys. Join other art enthusiasts there on nice Houston afternoons, when the Bookstore's well-shaded patio provides the perfect alfresco escape.

By Natalie Bogan Morgan