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Curious Minds Belong Here

A membership at The Health Museum provides you access to a real body of knowledge that includes interactive and educational experiences for the whole family! Join or renew today! Because The Health Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, you are able to enjoy the benefits of "Two memberships in one" by joining  the new THM + Smithsonian Family Extended Level or by adding $20 to your current membership level.

Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Program: TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE!

As a Smithsonian Affiliated Museum, we are able to continue empowering the community with immersive educational experiences through international exhibitions like Body Worlds RX from Germany, Humanae: Work in Progress from Brazil, and BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body from Ireland. We are increasing discovery and inspiring lifelong learning in global communities. 

  • One year subscription (11 issues) to Smithsonian Magazine OR seven issues of Air & Space Magazine
  • A personalized Smithsonian-Affiliate membership card
  • Free admission to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City
  • 10% off all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • 10% off all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • FREE admission to 50+ participating Smithsonian Affiliate Museums for 2 people

All members of The Health Museum receive these exclusive benefits:

  • FREE general admission for 1 year
  • FREE admission to 300+ participating Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
  • FREE admission to the DeBakey Cell Lab on your first visit as a member (The DeBakey Cell Lab experience is free for your first visit as a member.  Subsequent visits are $3 per person.)
  • Discounts on parking and in the Amazing Body Store
  • Exclusive invites to select Museum events, mixers, and previews of new exhibits
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter

Three easy ways for you to join or renew:

  • Purchase online
  • Call us at 713-337-8446
  • Visit today and purchase your membership at The Health Museum!
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Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual/Students (1 individual)


Young Professional



  • Networking, leadership and mentor-ship opportunities
  • Year-round access to the museum plus one guest pass per visit
  • Access to YP events plus 50% off one event ticket
  • 10% off purchase at the Amazing Body Store


  • YP members must devote 3 volunteer hours to the museum annually
  • YP members must refer one new YP member during their first year of membership

Smithsonian Family Extended (5 individuals)

Membership Advantage
(Additional $5 per Person)

Smithsonian Family Extended Max (5 Individuals)

  • ONE YEAR Unlimited access to the DeBakey Cell Lab (listed members only) *
  • FREE THM Swag Item
  • 20% off discount at the Amazing Body Store
  • 25% off Museum Workshop Series OR One Free Museum Workshop
  • Docent led exhibit tour available upon request

Lifetime Members (7 individuals)


Director's Circle Membership (7 Individuals)


Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fees and benefits are subject to change.

Membership donations are tax deductible and may be eligible for matching gift contributions through your employer. Contact your Human Resources Department to see if your gift qualifies.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your membership to be processed.

Thank you for supporting The Health Museum's mission to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body!

Frequently Asked Questions for Membership

How can I contact the Membership Office?

Contact by phone at 713-337-8446 or by email at

How do I join/renew my Membership?

  • Online by clicking the Join button on
  • Over the phone at 713-337-8446
  • By mailing a check to The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX  77004, Attn: Christine Turner, Memberships
  • In person at the Visitor Services desk at The Health Museum

When will I receive my Membership card(s)?

Within one to two weeks of purchase of your Membership.

Can I visit the Museum before I receive my cards?

Yes, show your photo ID at the Visitor Services desk.

How do I sign up/cancel Auto Renew?

By calling the Membership Office at 713-337-8446.

Do I automatically get 20% off my Membership when I sign up?

When you sign up for Auto-Renew, you get a 20% discount every year your membership is automatically renewed.  Memberships will be renewed at the full price the first year and then renewed at a 20% discount each year you renew automatically.

What is your policy on cancellation and refunds?

Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Is my Membership tax deductible?

All membership levels are tax deductible.

I am an educator.  Will I receive a discount?

Educators and public servants receive discounts on our Memberships, with proof of employment.  Please call 713-337-8446 to inquire.

Is there a military discount?

A discount is available with proof of Military ID.  Please call 713-337-8446 to inquire.

Is there a special Membership group for young professionals?

Yes, our Dual/Young Professionals membership is available.  For more information, please call 713-521-1515 Ext 272.