Museums in West Oaks

One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 56% Off)

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

$75 $35

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Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

Visit to Museum and Ancient-Egypt Exhibit for Two or Four at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (50% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$40 $20

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A new ancient Egypt exhibit opens at the natural-science museum, whose other exhibits focus on paleontology, minerals, and African wildlife

Visits for Two or Four to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of Houston

The Museum District

$18 $10

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14 fun and interactive galleries on engineering, environmental issues, and responsibility in the digital world inspire critical thinking

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (50% Off)

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

$10 $5

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Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

Admission to Big Texas Train Show for Two, Four, or Six September 6-7 (Up to 33% Off)

Big Texas Train Show

George R. Brown Convention Center

$18 $12

Explore 100,000 sq. ft. of showroom floor filled with operating model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Up to Half Off)

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

$10 $5

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Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 56% Off)

San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

$10 $6

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

Space Center Houston Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 35% Off)

Space Center Houston

Clear Lake

$22.95 $15

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See 250+ space artifacts—including moon rocks—explore interactive exhibits, and peek behind the scenes at the home of Mission Control

Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Matagorda County Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Matagorda County Museum

Bay City

$8 $5

Recreations and real artifacts depict important county events; kids explore a 19th-Century replica town with a schoolhouse, corral, and more

Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

$8 $5

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

Individual or Family Membership or Kids' Birthday Party at El Campo Museum of Natural History (Up to 56% Off)

El Campo Museum of Natural History

El Campo

$25 $12

Learn about bears, waterfowl, and jungle animals in exhibits featuring over 500 taxidermied specimens from around the world

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Traci Greene began learning dance at age 6, and now she's come full circle, serving as the dance instructor at Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School. When she's not teaching there, the former internationally touring dancer is running her own school, The Houston Dance Lab. At a spacious studio equipped with locker rooms and a parent lounge, students ranging from 3-year-olds to adults gather to learn classic styles such as the Vaganova ballet technique, as well as jazz and hip-hop routines. Students aged 6–17 can also show off their skills on the performance dance team, which has performed at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and the Houston Children's Festival, among other places.

5535 Richmond Ave
Houston,
TX
US

The 14-acre Bayou Bend estate, the former abode of philanthropist and informal First Lady of Texas Ima Hogg, was finished in 1928 and donated to Houston's Museum of Fine Arts by 1957. Hogg then transformed her mansion into a de facto museum, accumulating one of the largest collections of American decorative art in the world. The nearly 5,000 masterly pieces range from furniture to ceramics, and in age from Colonial America all the way to the end the Civil War.

6003 Memorial Drive
Houston,
TX
US

After retiring from his upholstering job at the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Milkovisch spent his free time building structures around his house and drinking beers with his wife Mary. But when he ran out of space for building, he decided to use up his extra beer cans to create a shiny siding for his structures and his house. He began in 1968, and within 20 years he had completely covered his property with an estimated 50,000 aluminum and glass cans. The result was both fashionable and functional, with swaying garlands tinkling in the breeze, strings of cans adding a luster to all surfaces of the house, and the protective weight of the cans even helping cut the house’s energy costs. But you can’t have a house this striking and not get noticed. So pretty soon people began making trips to see this can-covered house, and in 2007, it was moved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Now guests can peer inside the house and examine the structures without getting chased by the owner's beer can-covered dog. The house’s guided tours also feature a documentary that covers the history of the project since its inception forty years ago.

222 Malone St
Houston,
TX
US

The story begins, in a way, with Ima Hogg. It was her land on which Carroll Sterling Masterson and her husband Harris Masterson III planned to build their home after they purchased it in 1952. The Mastersons, working with renowned architect John Staub, erected a sprawling home they named Rienzi, whose layout blended contemporary elements with homages to Palladian and 18th-century English design. Having dedicated their lives to the arts, the philanthropists gave their home to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 1991, and the building was opened to the public in 1999.

Rienzi Museum of Fine Arts Houston now houses the Masterson?s eclectic collection of European decorative arts that they assembled over the course of 40 years, ranging from paintings, furnishings, and miniatures made from the 17th through the mid-19th centuries. Giving visitors of all ages a chance to understand the collection?s nuances, Rienzi staff hosts educational programs and events throughout the year, engaging guests in activities such as sketching sessions, art workshops, and lectures. Along with their dedication to visual arts, the museum celebrates the music of the 17th?19th centuries via live performances of chamber music, opera, and selections from Beethoven?s spoken-word album.

Rienzi also features gardens designed in the 1950s by landscape architect Ralph Ellis Gunn. Having created a visually stunning green space that embraced the 4.4-acre property?s natural topography, Gunn?s garden remains a tranquil haven of lush plants and scenic trails.

1406 Kirby Dr.
Houston,
TX
US

It might seem strange to see a Gutenberg Bible page pulled using mid-1400s technology, or the Declaration of Independence being printed on an authentic 19th-century iron hand-press. At The Museum of Printing History, where local artists give live demonstrations of real, working artifacts, these sights are almost commonplace. In its mission to preserve and share the history of written communication, the organization functions as part museum and part interactive classroom. A permanent collection highlights preserved prints and gear from around the world?from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to Civil War-era newspapers. This collection even includes a display of equipment and documents belonging to Texas' first printer.

However, the museum's four galleries and 14,000 square feet of space aren't just reserved for relics. Every year, staff curate 12 rotating exhibits that, in the past, have covered the work of contemporary printmakers and photographers or explored the evolution of modern printing around the world. Meanwhile, an on-site print shop holds hands-on, all-ages workshops in typography, paper-making, and other forms of print-based art.

1324 W Clay St
Houston,
TX
US

John and Dominique de Menil began collecting art in the 1940s, shortly after they had relocated from France to the United States. It didn't take long for the couple to amass nearly 16,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Tired of tripping over Byzantine statues on the way to the kitchen, the de Menils decided to share their collection with the world.

The result is The Menil Collection, which opened in 1987 and has since become a fixture of Houston's Museum District. Here, visitors can browse priceless artworks and artifacts with origins that span the globe. With its minimalistic exterior and sweeping stretches of glass, the building itself is also something of a masterpiece. This is no accident?Dominque de Menil made sure that its design allowed for plenty of natural light to enhance visitors' experience and help the artworks grow big and strong.

1515 Sul Ross St
Houston,
TX
US