Whenever people are looking for recommendations on what to do in Houston, one of my first thoughts is to tell them about the museums! Houston’s Museum District is top notch and expansive. If you have a passion for art, history, or natural sciences there is a museum for you right here in Houston! Let’s dive right in and talk about some of my faves.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Dreams come true for littles and adults alike when they encounter huge, life sized dinosaurs at this Museum. It never fails to hear some squeals when walking in to the Paleontology Hall. While most of these skeletons are replicas, they do have a few real ones! But if dinosaurs are not your jam, don’t fret! There is a gorgeous butterfly center, a whole floor filled with gems, a planetarium, an observatory, and a whole exhibit on the human body! HMNS is a must see for absolutely everyone.
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS – HOUSTON
If you are a fan of art, the MSFA in Houston is the place to go! The Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in the country, wow! With exhibits showcasing artists like Renoir and Chagall, there is a plethora of stunning art to appreciate. It features over 50,000 pieces from all over the world and has some of the absolute best art! So put on your walking shoes and spend an overly hot day inside the MSFA observing all the beauty within its walls!
SPACE CENTER – HOUSTON
Last but not least, we have the Space Center! No museum list in Houston would be complete without this gem. The Space Center is a learning and research institute while also being a museum and attraction to the public. It is a magical and awe-inspiring location! From learning the true background to the phrase “Houston, we have a problem.” To seeing massive spaceships in real life! You can also do simulations and learn more about outer space in general. The Space Center and Houston’s history with space is rich and something to be proud of as a native Houstonian!
There you have it, three must see museums in Houston! This list isn’t comprehensive, as we have many more incredible museums in the area, but these are some favorites! I cannot wait to hear what you think of them if you go visit!