The Health Museum
For all the budding scientists in the family, or just those who enjoy things of a scientific nature, this is the venue for you. The Health Museum welcomes over 180,000 visitors a year, (over 2.5 million so far.), partly made up of more than 22,000 schoolchildren as part of their field trip. One reason for this draw is the museum’s excellent interactive health and science educational experiences, which include things like a hands on walk through the human body, real organ dissections, and a multitude of ever changing new and exciting exhibits.
For an additional small cost, your kids can enjoy a visit to the cell lab where they can carry out some simple and fun experiments. The Health Museum – The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston’s most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Located in the heart of the city’s rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health. The Museum treasures Houston’s diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds.
In the heart of Houston, The Health Museum inspires passion and curiosity in health, the medical sciences and the human body. With over 2.5 million visitors, we are the most interactive and popular science learning center of its kind and a favorite among Houstonians. The Health Museum is committed to excellence in innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences. In addition to our permanent exhibits, the Amazing Body Gallery and the world-class DeBakey Cell Lab, other attractions include the McGovern Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery for traveling exhibitions, and four Learning Centers for classes, camps, and activities. The museum offers affordable membership rates for individuals and families. Visitors enjoy shopping for unique gifts at the museum’s Amazing Body Store. The Health Museum is dedicated to becoming an even greater vehicle for families to understand their bodies, take proactive measures to be healthy, live longer and begin to counteract the rapidly rising costs of managing health. We are dedicated to addressing the Social Determinants of Health through our exhibitions, programming, events, and membership.