Last updated: 1/10/2012
Houston, Texas
Street Address
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Mailing Address
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
phone: 713-521-1515
fax: 713-526-1434
e-mail: info@thehealthmuseum.org
web: www.thehealthmuseum.org
Hours
Tues - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon Closed, except federal holiday

Admissions
Adults: $8
Seniors (over 64): $6
Children(3 - 12): $6
Children under 2: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Jon Iszard, President & Chief Executive Officer
Stacey Spears, Board Secretary and Administrative Manager
Sue Walden, Vice President, Development
Mary Heartlein, Community Relations Manager
Stephanie Manning, Manager, Marketing & Communications
Description

At The Health Museum, you can take a larger-than-life tour of the human body, learning more about how the body works from the inside out. You can also try the Brain Teasers, designed to give everyone a mental workout. Plus, check out the live dissections conducted by Museum educators. The organ dissected changes every month.

Plan a Party

Looking for a great place to host a birthday party? The Health Museum offers a unique venue for kids to celebrate and explore. Our one-of-a-kind museum takes children on an adventure through the Amazing Body Pavilion, You: The Exhibit and Houston's only 4D theater! Don't forget the exciting, seasonal exhibits that are sure to fascinate. We offer convenient party packages that include a private party room, personal party coordinator, balloon bouquet centerpiece decorations and a gift bag for the birthday star!

Children will enjoy the guided tour and trivia game that take them through the Amazing Body Pavilion exhibit. The Health Museum creates a memorable event for your child's special day.

Mission

The Health Museum is an interactive and entertaining science experience for all ages that promotes understanding and appreciation of the human body, mind and spirit and inspires a lifelong commitment to health and wellness.

History

The Health Museum was created in 1969 to help people understand how their bodies work. The Museum was part of the Natural Science Museum until a brand new facility was completed in 1996. In 2007, the Museum opened a brand new traveling exhibit gallery.

Educational Programs

The Health Museum offers Health Sciences field trips for grades PreK - 12. Group tours are also available, with a two-week advance registration. Check our web site calendar for teacher workshops, lectures and other programming.

Publications

The Museum publishes a newsletter, Muse News, once every four months (three times a year).

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Services

The Amazing Body Store

While you’re at the Museum, make sure to explore our gift shop, the Amazing Body Store. We offer a wide variety of items for every age including novelties, plush toys, gifts, learning tools, books, jewelry, and apparel featuring our logo. No visit to the Museum is complete without stopping by to see our newest items!

Host an Event - The Health Museum is the ideal setting for a unique and memorable event experience.

The George and Barbara Bush Grand Hall: This magnificent space is the ideal setting for a reception or seated dinner. Featuring terrazzo floors, glass archways and a 50-foot ceiling, it truly is a Grand Hall. The open floor plan allows for various event layouts and design options. Centrally located, the Grand Hall provides guests with access to all the museum’s exhibits as well as the McGovern Theater. Accommodates 350 for standing reception, 150 banquet seating and 200 for theater-style seating.

The Amazing Body Pavilion: The Amazing Body Pavilion allows guest to experience the human body as they journey through the exhibit’s a-maze-ing passages. Traveling from the mouth, down the esophagus and into the stomach, guests enter a world of discovery. Once inside the extensive network of corridors, guests get a sense of the exhibit’s vast size. The ideal location for a networking reception, this exhibit offers intimate niches for conversation. Walking through the brain and gazing into a giant human eye provides attendees an array of conversation starters. Their voyage continues through every life-sustaining organ of the amazing body and connects to the adjacent You: The Exhibit.

You: The Exhibit: Guests become part of the exhibit experience in this innovative gallery that allows them to gain an understanding of the unique features and personality traits that make them unique. This exhibit, located off the Grand Hall, is perfect for a reception-style gathering and allows guests to flow into the Amazing Body Pavilion. Guests can explore their physical, unique and future selves in this interactive and intriguing exhibit!

Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery: The Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery hosts several limited-engagement exhibits throughout the year. With over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space, this gallery is transformed into a must-see exhibit. The spacious entrance from the Grand Hall provides guests a glimpse into the gallery and allows for easy flow of guests between these two spaces.

The John P. McGovern Theater: The John P. McGovern Theater is Houston’s only 4D-theater! With seating for 120, it offers audio visual capabilities for your next presentation or seminar. The stage and screen, variable lighting options and cushioned, high-back seats make this intimate theater suitable for presentations, performances, lectures, panel discussions and video presentations.

Classroom/Conference Space: The museum provides classroom rentals for your next meeting or workshop. Located on the second floor, each classroom can accommodate up to 50 people. All are equipped with a projector and screen for presentations and allow for various room configurations.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
Waco, Texas
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
2022 Fire Museum Seminar
Slinger, Wisconsin
Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
2022 Country School Association of America Conference
Golden, Colorado
Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
Tacoma, Washington
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Owings Mills, Maryland
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York