Breathe in. Breathe out.

We take an average of 23,000 breaths a day to get the oxygen that our bodies need to function. But what else is in the air that we breathe?

Did you know that Houston is home to some of the worst air quality in the nation?

Why is Houston’s air quality so poor? Where does this air pollution come from? And how does it affect our health?

Air pollutants are substances in the air that can have a negative effect on our health. Your Body, Your Air explores four common types of air pollutants and their sources in the Houston area, as well as the effect these pollutants have on our bodies and our communities.

Together we can work towards healthier air, healthier bodies, and healthier communities.

The Your Body Your Air exhibit was created in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The Health Museum has partnered with EDF on other programs, including the installation of a solar-powered air monitoring station located outside the Museum for the Village Green project.

Beginning this summer, Your Body Your Air will be on a community tour in the greater Houston area. The Health Museum is coordinating with area organizations to bring the exhibit to a location near them.

Environmental Defense Fund

Other Exhibits


Living Icons is a photo exhibit that features hundreds of Houston-area COVID-19 victims. Created by artist Joni Zavitsanos, the art installation memorializes those who have died as a result of the pandemic and gives us a glimpse of the human impact of this health crisis.


Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage explores the successes of those who think and thought outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about some of the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success. A unique portion of the exhibit also reflects each community that it travels to, by featuring local students and artists.


Arizona State University student and photographer Devin Mitchell created the Veteran Vision Project to capture the diversity of veterans and their experiences.


Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing our world. This one-of-a-kind exhibit will use interactive mediums to bring awareness and create understanding of this advanced technology that is being integrated into our everyday lives.