The Health Museum, one of the best museums to visit

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, or simply The Health Museum, is a museum in Houston, Texas’ Museum District. The Texas Medical Center is a member institution of the museum. The museum receives approximately 180,000 annual visitors as of 2012, including 22,000 schoolchildren who visit on scheduled field excursions. 

Times to visit: –

Monday- CLOSED

Tuesday – Saturday (10 AM-5 PM)

Free Family Thursday (2 PM-7 PM)

Sunday(12 PM-5 PM )

Ticket details: –

  • Members: – FREE
  • Children under 3: – FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12): – $8
  • Adults: – $10
  • Seniors (65+): – $8 

Location & Parking: –

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004

Good news, we have parking! Daily parking fees are:

  • Health Museum Members: – $3
  • Health Museum Visitors: – $5
  • All Other Parking Patrons: – $8 

The Health Museum is a member institution of the Texas Medical Facility and an interactive science center.

Facts to know about this museum: –

  • Get an up-close look at the human body and how it functions on a larger-than-life walking tour of the Amazing Body Pavilion. Ride a bike with a skeleton to see how hard your heart has to work to pump blood while sitting on gigantic fangs! 
  • The Health Museum has devised an experience that will take guests on a journey to better understand their physical, mental, and future selves. Discover your personality, see your internal organs, predict your future appearance in 30 years, and much more! See our latest 3D film, “Planet You”, at Houston’s first 4D theatre, the McGovern 4D Theatre.
  • The Museum of Medical Science opened in the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened on November 16, 1969, and it remained there for 21 years.
  • The current museum facility opened on March 16, 1996, as The Museum of Health & Medical Science. The building housing the museum, the John P. McGovern Building, was funded with a $9.5 million capital campaign. Since its opening, the museum has processed over two million visitors. 
  • The museum revamped its brand in 2006, as part of the 10th anniversary in the standalone facility.

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