Museums Walk in Houston, Houston

The fourth largest city in the USA, Houston offers a large number of museums devoted to a variety of scientific, historical, and cultural subjects. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most famous museums in Houston.
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Museums Walk in Houston Map

Guide Name: Museums Walk in Houston
Guide Location: USA » Houston (See other walking tours in Houston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Author: doris
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The Jung Center of Houston

1) The Jung Center of Houston

The Jung Center of Houston is dedicated to the life and work of Carl Jung, who was a very famous psychologist. It is located in the Museum District of Houston, on Montrose Blvd. In many ways, this is one of the more eclectic places in the area, as it focuses on a type of psychology that is very different than the standard Freudian model or the Object Relations style of therapy. Anyone interested in psychology or psychiatry will get a kick out of this place.

More than a hundred classes a year...   view more
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Houston Museum of Natural Science

2) Houston Museum of Natural Science (must see)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the busiest sciences museums in the US. The attendance totals over two million visitors each year, putting it up there with places like the New York Museum of Science and Natural History, or the Smithsonian. It is located in the Museum District of town, very near Hermann Park.

The complex has four floors of permanent exhibits. In addition, there are some multiple specialty locations to visit. One of the most popular is the Wortham IMAX theater,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Health Museum of Houston

3) Health Museum of Houston (must see)

The Museum of Health and Medical Science, or The Health Museum in short, is named in honor of John P. McGovern. It is perhaps the most interactive structure of its kind to be found anywhere in town. You will find the location in the Museum District of town.

The Mission of the Texas Medical Center, to which the museum is affiliated, is to promote education on healthy living, in all aspects. So, you will see displays about living well physically, mentally and spiritually. The location gets...   view more
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Children's Museum of Houston

4) Children's Museum of Houston (must see)

The Children’s Museum is located in the Museum District and is a very popular site among visitors to town. With 750,000 visitors a year, it is the largest museum and best-attended facility of its kind in the US. It has 14 galleries of exhibits, all of which are designed to be hands-on for kids up to twelve years of age. The subjects covered are science, technology, history, the arts, and even geography. There is a little something here for everybody.

The location was founded in 1884. In...   view more
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Holocaust Museum Houston

5) Holocaust Museum Houston (must see)

The Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is located in the Museum District of Houston. It is certainly one of the more interesting places to visit, as one might not expect to find a world class museum of this kind in Houston. It is the 4th largest museum about the Holocaust in the United States. People visit here from all over the world. The museum was opened in 1996, so it is a relatively new addition to the area. The mission of the location is to remind the general public about the dangers of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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John C. Freeman Weather Museum

6) John C. Freeman Weather Museum

It is fitting that the John C. Freeman Weather Museum is located in tornado alley. This fun museum has a tornado chamber where visitors can actually put their hands in a tornado and watch while a tornado forms. There is also an educational component that discusses the enhanced Fujita (EF) scale, as well as tornado safety tips.

Hurricanes and typhoons are also highlighted, as well as the storm surge that can occur with these devastating weather events. Another interesting exhibit shows the...   view more
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Czech Center Museum

7) Czech Center Museum

The Czech Center Museum was founded in 1996 with the purpose of furthering understanding of the peoples of Silesia, Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia. An absolutely must see collection of rare glass is a permanent collection at the museum. The glass and pottery were made in Czechoslovakia between World War I and World War II. The facilities that made these pieces were destroyed or turned into plants to aid the war effort. There are over 1,000 pieces on exhibition.

Another beautiful feature of the...   view more
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Center for Contemporary Craft

8) Center for Contemporary Craft

The Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the heart of the Museum District of Houston, at 4848 Main Street. As an organization, it is one of the only museums in the country that is so narrowly focused on the mission of the processes, history, and making of crafts. As such, it is also a very popular destination for visitors, as you can see everything from bead making to quilting here.

There are a lot of exhibits to see on every type of craft imaginable. The location is also used a lot...   view more
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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

9) Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum tells the story of the first six Army units to be constituted entirely of African Americans. The United States Army formed these units in 1866. They received their nickname, interestingly, from the Cheyenne Indians that they fought. The wiry hair of the African American soldiers, as well as their fierce fighting ability in battle, lead to the comparison of the men to the plains buffalo. Over time, the term “buffalo soldier” became a common term for any...   view more

Walking Tours in Houston, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Houston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA. A buzzing commercial and cultural center, Houston proudly boasts of many great museums, architectural masterpieces, and other landmarks. Take this walking tour to explore some of the most interesting landmarks in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Houston is a great city in which to enjoy all kinds of clubs, featuring live music in many different styles, for all ages and tastes. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Houston, founded in 1837, has grown into one of the biggest cities in the USA. This city features a large number of churches that are of great historical and/or architectural interest to visitors. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most acclaimed religious buildings in Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Cultural Walk in Houston

Cultural Walk in Houston

Whether you are keen on art or just eager to see one more piece of Houston, this cultural tour will reward your interest. Houston has an extensive Theater District, located downtown, not to mention numerous galleries and other artistic venues. Take this walk and enjoy Houston's most famous cultural institutions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Downtown Nightlife Tour

Downtown Nightlife Tour

Houston is a vibrant modern American city and, as such, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for a night on the town. The city offers more than twenty bars and clubs, catering to the many different lifestyles and subcultures. Take this walking tour to experience the divers nightlife of Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

While Houston, Texas is a massive metropolis, its Downtown is relatively compact yet bustling business, culture and entertainment hub, with a vibrant theater scene. Alongside several theaters, Downtown Houston hosts a number of museums, parks and historic buildings, alongside many other attractions. To explore some of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km