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Seamless Access to the Museum District from our Houston Hotel

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Situated in the heart of Houston, The Museum District is a collection of museums, galleries and cultural centers all located within walking distance of each other. Our hotel is ideally located near the Museum District, making us a fantastic choice for both families and culture buffs visiting the area. 

Here is a comprehensive list of museums in The Museum District:

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Recognized as one of the nation's leading natural science museums, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the Burke Baker Planetarium and Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Houston Zoo
Bring the entire family to the Houston Zoo, home to over 6,000 animals representing more than 800 species. 

The Weather Museum
Established by the Weather Research Center, the Weather Museum is a unique institution where visitors of all ages can learn about the history of weather. 
Free general admission.

The Children's Museum of Houston
Ranked by as the No. 1 children's museum in the country, The Children’s Museum of Houston is a must-see for families visiting the area.  
Free general admission on Thursdays, 5-8pm.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Browse a well-curated selection of contemporary art from international, national and regional artists at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Free general admission. 

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Learn more about the lives of African-American soldiers and their heroic accomplishments from the Revolutionary War to modern times.
Free general admission.

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
View a rare display of two 13th-century frescoes that belong to the Church of Cyprus, which remain the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the Western Hemisphere. 
Free general admission.

Czech Cultural Center Houston
A cultural destination that celebrates the culture of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Silesia with
events and exhibitions.

The Health Museum
The most visited health museum in the country features three-dimensional anatomy models and interactive
Free general admission.

Holocaust Museum Houston
An educational museum dedicated to those who perished in the Holocaust.

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on special holidays.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
A unique collection of crafts at the highest level, highlighting art made of glass, fiber, clay, metal or wood.
Free general admission.

Houston Center for Photography
This center focuses on photography as an expressive medium and investigative tool, exhibiting
works by emerging, mid-career and under-recognized artists.
Free general admission.

Jung Center of Houston
A center created to teach self-awareness through an understanding of Carl Jung's analytic psychology.
Free general admission.

Lawndale Art Center
An alternative space for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media.
Free general admission.

The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection includes approximately 15,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings,
photographs and rare books.
Free general admission.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This museum is one of the largest and most outstanding collections in the country with over
45,000 works.
Free general admission.

Rice University Art Gallery
The only university museum in the country dedicated to installation art.
Free general admission.

Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel functions as a chapel, a museum, and a forum--a place where religion,
art and architecture intermingle.
Free general admission.

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