Some 2.5 million visitors pass through the doors of the Health Museum each year, making it one of the most popular museums of its kind. Admission tickets include the permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as film screenings in the McGovern Theater. Entrance to the DeBakey Cell Lab involves a separate entrance fee.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Health Museum is a must-visit for families traveling with kids.
- Admission is free for kids under the age of 2.
- Don’t forget your camera; photography is allowed and the museum has some great photo ops.
How to Get There
The Health Museum is in Houston’s Museum District near sprawling Hermann Park. Paid parking is available at a surface lot off Hermann Drive but can fill up quickly. Consider taking a ride share or taxi instead.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily throughout the year, with extended hours on Thursdays, when admission is free for families. The DeBakey Cell Lab has more limited hours; check the latest before your visit.
Special Programs at the Health Museum
The Health Museum maintains a busy calendar of special workshops and programming, so it’s worth seeing what’s going on during your visit. Workshops and educational seminars cover topics like mindfulness, food insecurity, and the history of disease.
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