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Houston Museum District Boutique Lodging
Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden
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The Houston Museum District is just 7 miles from the Hotel Indigo Houston at the Galleria boutique hotel. The wide array of Museums are home to some of the world’s finest art, from antiquity to modern times.
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There are 16 museums in the Houston Museum District which is located near Hermann Park. The largest are museum in Texas, the Museum of Fine Arts boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 works from around the world and spans over 6,000 years of history. This museum is a major educational resource for the entire Southwest region.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States. The Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and over a dozen permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and more.
The Museum is also a major science learning center with the Challenger Learning Center, which allows visitors to experience the teamwork necessary to complete a variety of space tasks. Modeled after NASA, the two-part center houses Mission Control on the Lower Level, which is linked via monitors, microphones and computers to a space simulator located in the Museum’s penthouse.
Other Houston Museum District Exhibitions Include:
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
- Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum (pictured right)
- The Children’s Museum of Houston
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Photography
- The Health Museum
- The Jung Center of Houston
- Lawndale Art Center
- The Menil Collection
- Rice University Art Gallery
- The Rothko Chapel
Visit the official website of the Houston Museum District for more information on these great museums, exhibits and special events.
After exploring the Houston Museum District, keep in mind there are many other attractions and activities around the Houston Uptown Galleria area. Our Area Attractions page provides information on some of the local favorites!
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