The Health Museum

(713) 521-1515
1515 Hermann Drive | Houston, TX 77004
Museum District

The Health Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a multi-sensory and ever-evolving interactive experience featuring health science advances and the intricacies and implications of how bodies work. The Health Museum offers year-long programs and camps for all ages, special events, corporate rentals and exhibitions including the DeBakey Cell Lab, which puts guests in the center of their own hands-on science exploration.

General admission for adults is $10, admission for children 3-12 and seniors 65+ is $8, children 2 and under are admitted for free.

The Amazing Body Gallery
The Jim Hickox Amazing Body Pavilion is a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body. Features 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 experiences include:

  • 13-foot intestine 
  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games 
  • Skeleton riding a bicycle 
  • Colossal walk-in eyeball that demonstrates how your eye receives and perceives images 
  • Visual demonstrations of depth perception
  • 12-foot tall beating heart
  • Calorie crank conveying 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
  • Heart Wall: journey through to understand the functions and importance of one of the more complex organs in the body
  • Scream Booth: take part in the unique experience that is our scream booth
  • DeBakey Cell Lab: come gear up and see what it’s like to be a scientist

Museums and Attractions
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday, 12-5pm
  • Admission: $8 adults $6 children and seniors
  • Group Rates
  • Senior Rates
  • Child Rates
  • Gift Shop
  • Free Parking Available
  • Accessible Via Light Rail
  • No. Blocks from Light Rail: 4
  • Private Room for Special Events
  • ADA Accessible
  • Requirement for Chaperone/Student Ratio: 1 chaperone/10 students
  • Advance Notice Required for Groups
  • Cancellation Policy for Groups
  • ADA Accessible
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Theatre Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Exhibit space
  • Audio/Visual
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • Private Room
Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
The George and Barbara Bush Grand Hall X 200 175 350
The John P. McGovern Theater X 120
The Learning Center X 165