Houston Museum District

Houston’s scenic Museum District is nestled along oak-lined boulevards in the heart of the city and is host to a dynamic array of ever-changing exhibitions spread across the halls and galleries of 19 museums.

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Houston Center for Contemporary CraftHouston’s scenic Museum District is nestled along oak-lined boulevards in the heart of the city and is host to a dynamic array of ever-changing exhibitions spread across the halls and galleries of 19 museums. Some of the museums offer music performances, film screenings, poetry readings, art demonstrations, and more; these experiences are designed to engage visitors in a unique way.
For the architecture and design enthusiast, the district offers a wonderful display of architecture and is home to a number of hidden treasures. Tucked into a mostly residential neighborhood are showplace buildings designed by notable architects Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Renzo Piano, Rafael Moneo and Yoshio Taniguchi.

The Museum District is the perfect shopping destination for culture mavens. With 15 uniquely curated museum shops to choose from, the district offers everything from toys, books to jewelry and unique crafts, perfect for any occasion.

Houston Museum DistrictThere are numerous ways to experience the Museum District. Walk, drive or hop on a train or bus. Bike enthusiasts can check out a bicycle at one of the area’s B-cycle (bike share) stations. If driving to the district, you may want to park once and walk to multiple museums to take in the scenery. We’ve clustered museums by proximity into zones making our walkable district easier to navigate.

Don’t want to explore alone? Instead of wandering through an exhibit on your own, opt for a guided tour and get the real story from an expert. With a phone call or an email a few days in advance, you can set up a tour at virtually every destination.

Want to enjoy a smaller grouping of museums in one day? The Houston Museum District presents quarterly cultural block parties called the Museum Experience, that feature a handful of museums at a time on the last Saturday of January, April, July and September. Visit our website for the latest event schedule.

DiverseWorksMake culture a regular thing. A day or night spent in the Houston Museum District makes for a special treat. It’s easy to do – 10 of the museums are always free and the others offer dedicated times for free general admission. Check the free admission page for details. Sign up for our e-newsletter to find your daily inspiration. When you are here, let us know by using #houmuse or #museumexperience. See you in the District!


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Houston Museum District Association

401 Richmond Avenue
Suite 290

Houston, TX 77006

713-715-1939

www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org

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