Museum Mania

The Menil CenterBy car or light rail, Houstonians can travel to a world of education, information and fun at Houston’s museum district.

No matter what your cultural interests, the Houston Museum District has you covered.

Just a short drive from the University of Houston or a rail ride from downtown, the district offers a host of galleries, museums and educational centers.

Looking to spend an afternoon viewing art? Try Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for classic sculptures and paintings or visit the Contemporary Arts Museum to observe modern works.

If you are a history buff, the Buffalo Soldiers Museum preserves the heritage of some of America’s greatest heroes. The district also hosts the Holocaust Museum, a stirring tribute to those who suffered in WWII concentration camps.

For those needing to get back to nature, the Houston Zoo offers close encounters with creatures big and small.

Science enthusiasts can also find something that fits their fancy thanks to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum offers exclusive exhibitions, the world class Burke Baker Planetarium, a 3-D IMAX theater and the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Visit the Houston Museum District website for information on these points of interest and other district museums.