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John C Freeman Weather Museum

John C Freeman Weather Museum

5104 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004   Directions

(713) 529-3076


Go ahead and talk about the weather. In fact, you'll feel like a verifiable meteorologist at the John C Freeman Weather Museum. Hands-on exhibits and experiments will keep future scientists and engineers engaged for hours.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Lone Star Flight Museum

2002 Terminal Dr
Galveston, TX 77554   Directions

(409) 740-7722


Climb aboard a WWII-era bomber or a flight-training plane at the Lone Star Flight Museum. After a thrilling 45-minute ride, you'll want to tour the museum and check out the exhibits and collectibles on display.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005   Directions

(713) 639-7360


Take a stroll through the artful Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, located at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The garden is home to more than 25 works from the museum's collection, including sculptures by Henri Matisse.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is a masterpiece of historic proportions, with a collection of more than 57,000 works of art and more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space. It is one of the largest museums in the U.S.

The collection dates from antiquity to modern-day. Works include Italian Renaissance paintings, French Impressionist works, photographs, American and European decorative arts, African and Pre-Columbian gold, American art, and European and American paintings and sculpture.

The complex is home to two museum buildings: the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building. To nurture and facilitate the work of studying artists, the museum also runs a studio school for adults and a junior school for young artists. The definition of art is expanded and enriched with 18 acres of public gardens and the Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

More than 2.5 million people visit the MFAH each year.

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Museum of Health and Medical Science

Museum of Health and Medical Science

1515 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004   Directions

(713) 521-1515


Walk through a giant replica of the human body, watch real organ dissections and more at the Museum of Health and Medical Science. Budding health workers will enjoy the hands-on exhibits and attractions, and the 3-D "Planet You" that tells the story of the microscopic creatures that live on our skin and inside of our bodies.

The Health Museum in Houston is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest center of its kind in the U.S. The museum educates visitors on health and the human body, while also encouraging healthier lifestyles and physical fitness, as well as positive mental and spiritual well-being.

The museum opened in 1996 with an emphasis on interactive, educational experiences to keep visitors engaged, enlightened and entertained during their visits. The primary goal of the museum is to promote a healthier lifestyle. Ultimately, visitors will leave with the tools to enjoy a better quality-of-life while lowering health-care costs associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.

Museum exhibits include:

A hands-on walk through the human body

Real organ dissections

Obesity prevention and nutritional awareness

Science mini-classes and mini-med schoolsIn addition to permanent exhibits, other attractions include the McGovern 4D Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery, seasonal exhibits, and learning centers.

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Museum Of Printing History

Museum Of Printing History

1324 W Clay St
Houston, TX 77019   Directions

(713) 522-4652


Learn about the history, science and art of printing at the Museum Of Printing History. Through the exhibits, you'll find out how the printed word has transformed modern culture.

The Museum of Printing History in Houston opened its doors in 1982, spurred by the interest and efforts of four local printers whose own collections of printing materials, tools and artifacts were extensive and impressive in their own right.

However, these printers wanted to ensure the preservation and understanding of their craft for future generations, especially at the dawn of the Internet age.

As one of the largest museums devoted to the art of printing, the Museum of Printing History contains 14,000 square feet of display area, a 65-seat theater, a gift shop and 15 gallery spaces. In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum displays temporary exhibits regularly.

New exhibits are rotated throughout the year and feature subjects like fine-art prints, rare books, historical documents and posters.

The goal of the museum is to educate the public and to promote a better understanding of how the modern printing press and printed communications contributed to the development of the civilized world.

Visitors will take a tour through history, chronicled by the advent and modernization of printing methods. The tour starts with the development of ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets, to the invention of moveable type, to Gutenberg's printing press. Along the way, visitors will gain a better understanding of how newspaper accounts of major wars, the distribution of the Gutenberg Bible, the Declaration of Independence, and other pivotal documents chronicle the printing revolution and its impact on society.

Artifacts in the Museum of Printing History include:A Pennsylvania Gazette printed by Ben Franklin in 1765

Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals

Ancient Papyrus Fragments

Asian Movable Type & early Asian Printing

Illuminated Manuscripts

1450 Gutenberg Press Replica

Documents printed by Samuel Bangs, first printer in Texas, with one of his presses

Antique Bookbinding Equipment

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National Museum of Funeral History

National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr
Houston, TX 77090   Directions

(281) 876-3063


Learn everything you've always wanted to know about the funeral industry at the National Museum of Funeral History. Displays include fantasy coffins of Ghana, embalming practices on the battlefield during the Civil War and an exhibit on the lives and deaths of Popes.

The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006   Directions

(713) 525-9400


View one of the most important private collections at The Menil Collection, an art museum that began with the more than 19,000 pieces collected by a Houston couple beginning in the early 1940s. The collection is significant in its European art, including paintings by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

The Menil Collection is an art museum founded by its namesake couple, John and Dominique Menil, who relocated from France to Houston and became pivotal figures in the growth of Houston's burgeoning cultural life.

The couple cherished art and architecture and eventually built the museum that bears the family name. They began collecting art in the 1940s and promoted modern art through several area organizations at the time.

Even after the founders' deaths, the museum continues to collect pieces in the true spirit of the couple, who believe that art revealed and explored what it means to be human. The couple strategically included in their collection pieces from different cultures and eras to reflect the full arc of human existence.

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