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Houston Museum District, Houston

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Within a 2.4 km (1.5 mi) radius of Mecom Fountain, Houston Museum District features 20 museums showcasing art, science, culture, and history. Take the opportunity to learn about cultural and business connections between nations of the East and the West. You can find out more about the Holocaust, browse through extravagant Bohemian crystal pieces, tour the insides of a giant human body, and meet 6,000 animals of various ecosystems within the district. See artifacts and documents relating to African-American history, including the military life of Buffalo soldiers. Children's Museum of Houston, rated a top children's museum by Parents magazine, educates kids as they play throughout the 14 hands-on, interactive exhibits. Make Houston Museum District a centerpiece of your Houston vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Houston vacation route planner.
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  • I stayed at the Hotel ZaZa and walked to the Museum of Natural Science and also the Museum of Fine Arts. I hope to return to see things I missed the first time at the Science Museum, such as the plane...  more »
  • Saw the Czech museum, sculpture garden, and the "Who knows what" museum. It had a "Printer Repundzel" that had spewed copied pages from the second story window. Medias varied from geographical maps pa...  more »
  • I wish I could give this idea 6 stars, or even 10! One of the best city planning ideas I've ever seen, to put all the museums in a generally similar area. As tough as parking is in any downtown area, ...  more »