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In following the CDC guidelines, masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times. If you arrive at the Museum without a mask, you can purchase one for $1.00 at the ticket desk and in the Amazing Body Store. Guests who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons can provide documentation from their doctor and will be asked to use a clear face shield during their visit. Clear face shields can be purchased at the visitor services desk for $3 by those who are unable to wear a standard mask. If there is a reason why you either cannot or will not wear a mask, we ask that you wait and visit the Museum at a later date when pandemic circumstances improve and mask policies are relaxed.

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Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Free Family Thursday 2 PM-7 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM-5 PM

Click here for the DeBakey Cell Lab hours.

Holiday Hours

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and closes at 3pm on Thanksgiving eve and Christmas eve.

The Museum is open on the following Mondays:

  • Christmas Break – December 20 & 27, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 17, 2022
  • President’s Day – February 21, 2022
  • Spring Break– March 14, 2022
  • Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day – September 5, 2022
  • Columbus Day - October 10, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 21, 2022
  • Christmas Break –December 19 & 26, 2022

The Museum is open on all Mondays during the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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

DeBakey Cell Lab

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Membership

The Health Museum promises a year's worth of unique experiences that are interactive, educational and fun for the whole family!

The museum is a resource for learning about the human body and life sciences so that our visitors are able to live a healthy lifestyle.

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COVID-19

Health and safety tips you should know before you visit!

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Does the Museum offer AAA or student discounts?

No, currently the Museum does not offer these discounts.

Can I buy a Museum for All ticket online?

No, you must show your card in person to benefit from the Museum for All discount.

Can I use my Children's Museum membership to get in free at the Health Museum since both are ASTC members?

No, the ASTC rules stipulate that you must be 90 miles or more from your home museum to get in free at another member museum.

If I buy my ticket online and arrive later than the scheduled admission time, may I still use the ticket?

Yes, the ticket will still be valid.

If I buy my ticket online, can I change it for another day?

Yes, the Museum can reschedule the ticket time.

Can I buy a DeBakey Cell lab ticket without buying a general admission ticket?

No, you must first buy a general admission ticket.

Do we still have to wear masks, even if we have been vaccinated?

Yes, we are still requiring Museum visitors to wear masks.

Do I have to pre-register online for my tickets?

Museum visitors are not required to purchase tickets online to visit the museum, they can also purchase tickets through walk-ins.

Do I still have to purchase General Admission tickets if I only want to go to the DeBakey Cell Lab?

Yes, Museum visitors still must purchase tickets for General Admission to purchase tickets to go into the DeBakey Cell Lab.

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Reciprocal Memberships & Ticket Programs

Smithsonian Affiliate members from an Affiliate organization who presents a current Smithsonian Affiliate membership card receive free general admission for two at The Health Museum. Visit the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program page for a map and more details. The Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program is a network of Smithsonian Affiliate organizations that have elected to participate in the reciprocal program and offer reciprocal benefits to other Smithsonian Affiliate members. Not a member? Join today!

As a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program, Museum members and ASTC reciprocal members receive free general admission to The Health Museum. *Free general admission valid for household family members or grandparents and grandchildren up to six people. Proof of residence required. Not a member? Join today!

The Health Museum is a proud participant of Museums for All. When you present your EBT card, you will receive a discounted general admission ticket of $3.00 for up to a family of four. Click here for more information.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2021 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

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1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
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Directions

From I-59:

  • If Southbound on I-59, exit I-59 at Fannin Street
  • If Northbound on I-59, take Shepherd Exit North (left).
  • Turn right on Richmond, proceed to Fannin
  • Drive south on Fannin. Turn left on Binz and proceed past the
  • Children's Museum
  • Turn right on Crawford and enter the bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Drive

From I-45:

  • Take I-45 to 288 South
  • Exit Calumet Street
  • Turn right on Binz (second light)
  • Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Dr

From South Loop 610:

  • Take 610 to 288 North
  • Exit Calumet Street
  • At top of ramp and at first light, turn left on Binz
  • Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Drive

Bicycling:

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Parking

Visitors are welcome to park on the surface lot at The Health Museum for the following rates:

  • Members$3
  • Visitors$5
  • General Public$8