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Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn more about how your major organs work in this permanent exhibit.

Features in the Amazing Body Gallery include:

  • Approximately 30 interactive video and audio kiosks invite guests to pose interesting questions about human anatomy and health information.

  • A 22-foot-long backbone with ribs descending from the ceiling to the floor, creating the feeling of being inside a giant rib cage.

 

The hands-on experience includes:

  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games
  • 12-Foot-Tall Beating Heart

  • Skeleton riding a bicycle

  • Colossal walk-up eyeball that demonstrates how your eye receives and perceives images

  • Calorie Crank conveys how many calories you must burn for specific foods you eat

  • Giant Human Heart wheel with biometric systems that check your heart rate while running or walking

  • Jump, Stretch and Hang Activity for vertical hanging endurance  

 

The Heart Wall:

Take a journey through the heart in a new way with our heart wall. Four connected screens give you the functions of the heart, and their importance, as you learn about one of the more complex organs in the body.

 

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Hours

The basketball Fan Jam truck will be at the Museum on Thursday, 2/16/23 from 1-6 pm!

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Thursday 10 AM-7 PM (Free 2-7 PM)
  • Friday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM-5 PM

Click here for the DeBakey Cell Lab hours.

Holiday Hours

The Museum is open on the following Mondays:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 16, 2023
  • President’s Day – February 20, 2023
  • Spring Break – March 13, 2023
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2023
  • Labor Day – September 4, 2023
  • Columbus Day – October 9, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 20, 2023
  • Christmas Break – December 18, 2023

The Museum is open on Mondays from Memorial Day- Labor Day.

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  • Members FREE
  • Children under 3 FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12) $8
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8
  • The Museum is open Thursday's 10AM-7PM and free to all guests from 2PM-7PM
  • Masks will continue to be required in the DeBakey Cell Lab

Please pay for parking at the Welcome Desk in The Health Museum:

Parking $8
Members $5

After hours you may pay with a credit card at the exit gate.

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Tickets are available on Thursdays, between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm (last ticket sold at 6:00 pm). Please check back soon for updated dates and times.
If you have questions about your tickets, please contact visitorservices@thehealthmuseum.org.

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Members get your first visit FREE, and SMITHSONIAN FAMILY MAX members get an unlimited pass for one full year!

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