The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria

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Houston Museum District


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Commonly called "The Museum District," this collection of museums, galleries and cultural centers is the heart of Houston. The district contains 18 museums, 11 of which are free, most within walking distance of each other. Plan your day around one museum or a combination.

View our list of top museums in The Museum District:

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

The Weather Museum
Established by the Weather Research Center, the Weather Museum is a place for people of all ages to learn about the weather, its history and public safety.
Free general admission.

The Children's Museum of Houston
The Children's Museum of Houston is ranked by as the No. 1 children's museum in the country.
Free general admission on Thursdays, 5-8pm.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
A contemporary art collection from international, national and  regional artists of the last 40 years.
Free general admission. 

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

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

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.

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.