Museums in Houston, TX


Museum Visit and Special Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 45% Off). 14 Options Available.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

Explore special areas at the Butterfly Center or Hall of Ancient Egypt, plus the permanent exhibits on human history, dinosaurs, and more

$50 $28

The Houston Museum of Natural Science - Any Date Through Dec. 31, 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$25 $14.75

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Butterfly Center - Any Date Through Dec 31, 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$34 $21

Admission for Two or Four, or Membership for One or Two at Holocaust Museum Houston (Up to 54% Off)

Holocaust Museum Houston

The Museum District

The museum, which includes exhibits and a theater, tells the story of the Holocaust through film, artifacts, and survivor testimonies

$48 $22

"Virgin of Guadalupe: Empress of America" Exhibit - Good Any Date From Dec 11, 2015 to Sept 5, 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$35 $21.25

"Fabergé: From A Snowflake To An Iceberg" - Any Date Through Sept 15, 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$30 $19.75

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (43% Off)

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

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

$10 $6

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Up to 50% Off)

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

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

$10 $5

Full-Day Houston Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Houston Maritime Museum

University Place

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

$10 $5

One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 54% Off)

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

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

$75 $37

Admission and Guided Tour for Two or Four at Czech Center Museum (Up to 42% Off)

Czech Center Museum

The Museum District

Museum showcases the culture, art, and people of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Slovakia

$12 $7.50

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Printing Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Printing Museum

Neartown/ Montrose

Part exhibit space and part interactive classroom, the museum strives to preserve and share the history of written communication

$42 $21

Annual Individual, Family, or VIP Membership to Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Houston

Learn about the history of African Americans in the US military with yearlong memberships that provide access to special events

$45 $20

Admission for One Adult or One Child to Ripley's Believe It or Not! (Up to 47% Off)

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! San Antonio

San Antonio

More than 500 exhibits and artifacts in 18 themed galleries on 3 floors; one of the largest in the United States

$22.72 $12

General Admission for 2, 4, or 6 at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land (Up to 38% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

Human history, dinosaur exhibits, earth science, and a saltwater aquarium at a renowned natural history museum

$48 $30

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

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

$30 $17

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Dr Pepper Museum (50% Off)

Dr Pepper Museum

Brazos

Museum in former Dr Pepper HQ houses 3 floors of exhibits dedicated to Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry

$64 $32

Admission for Two or Four at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (44% Off)

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

Interactive exhibits such as election-charting Journey to the Presidency, Oval Office replica, audiovisuals & 3,000+ heads of state gifts

$36 $20

$25 for Admission for Two to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Witte Museum ($50 Value)

Witte Museum

Broadway Cultural Corridor

Go on a journey into the world of a powerful civilization with interactive stations where visitors get to speak and count like the Maya

$50 $25

Dallas Holocaust Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 59% Off)

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Downtown Dallas

As part of a mission to combat indifference, audio guides narrate three pivotal stories from April 19, 1943 amid historic artifacts

$16 $6.50

One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 54% Off)

San Jacinto Museum of History

La Porte

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

$75 $37

Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

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

$32 $18

Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Matagorda County Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Matagorda County Museum

Bay City

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

$8 $5.50

Museum Visit for Up to Eight at Frontier Times Museum in Bandera (Up to 52% Off)

Frontier Times Museum

Bandera

40,000 artifacts, including art & furniture, glimpse the cowboy & pioneer cultures of the Old West in a museum built in 1933

$10 $6

Individual or Family Membership or Kids' Birthday Party at El Campo Museum of Natural History (Up to 52% Off)

El Campo Museum of Natural History

El Campo

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

$25 $13

$198 for $380 Worth of Prescription Eyeglasses — Museum District Eye Center

Museum District Eye Center

The Museum District

From the merchant: Includes single vision anti-glare lenses with $100 credit toward designer frames from Tom Ford, Prada, Persol, and more

$380 $198

One-Hour Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Yellow Rose Distilling (Up to 60% Off)

Yellow Rose Distilling

Spring Branch East

Tour newly renovated 600-gallon distillery that produces award-winning bourbon and whiskey

$14 $7.50

Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. (Up to 59% Off)

Whitmeyer's Distilling Co.

Independence Grove

Experts take groups through the ins and outs of the distilling process to show how Whitmeyer’s spirits get made

$52 $27

Vodka Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at BJ Hooker's Vodka (Up to 45% Off)

BJ Hooker's Vodka

Houston

Tour-goers learn about the vodka-distilling process, and of-age guests can even sample some of the products for free

$14 $9

Historical Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Ghost Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

Specter pros lead treks through haunted hot spots of Houston, Humble, Tomball, & Spring, sharing historical anecdotes & spine-tingling tales

$40 $21

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  • Children's Museum of Houston
    While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston, sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store. New to the museum exhibits, kids are invited to enlist in the Special Elite Crime Resolution and Espionage Team (aka S.E.C.R.E.T.) to crack codes, uncover clues and outsmart villains. S.E.C.R.E.T. is the Children’s Museum of Houston’s all-new interactive spy experience. This revolutionary experience is designed to take a child’s museum visit to the next level. Kids report to duty and are assigned to go on secret missions throughout the Museum. Using state-of-the-art technology, agents gear up to solve puzzles, discover hidden agendas and thwart the villains’ schemes.
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    Houston, TX US
    +17135221138
  • Rothko Chapel
    The 14 massive purple-black murals by Russian-born American artist Mark Rothko that fill the cavernous space at Rothko Chapel don't just contribute to the building's name, but also to its nature. "Stepping back, waves of subtle color difference appear across the broad surfaces—leading to an unmistakable impression of physical depth," says NPR's Pat Dowell about staring into one of the colorful canvases. The experience is often a transformative one, creating within some viewers the sensation of gazing into infinity. Commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil and designed with the input of Mark Rothko himself, Rothko Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an independent, intimate non-denominational sanctuary. Since then, its renown has only grown; it now occupies a coveted spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Outside the Chapel, Broken Obelisk by Barnett Newman serves as a starkly elegant memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And yet, for all of its inscrutable beauty, the chapel is also a place of action—a value echoed in the chapel's mission statement. Throughout the year, public programs including concerts, storytelling, lectures, and guided meditation tackle issues of injustice and human struggle. The Chapel serves as a place for a range of interfaith services for religious communities in search of space, hosting everything from holy days and spiritual celebrations to memorial services and wedding ceremonies. Groupon Celebrates Pride Month Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives. At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage. This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.
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    Houston, TX US
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  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
    Designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's stainless steel building safeguards a multitude of work designed to intellectual engage viewers and invoke complex reactions. The museum's two galleries, the Brown Foundation Gallery and the Zilkha Gallery, collectively host 8–10 free exhibitions every year. The Brown Foundation spotlights work by internationally renowned artists and pieces organized around themes; past exhibits include a Kiki Smith survey and a showcase of performance art by black artists. The Zilkha, meanwhile, hosts the museum's Perspective Series, which gathers the work of emerging artists. The museum's Teen Council curates a biyearly edition of Perspectives, unveiling work by young, Houston-area artists that mine for deeper feelings than the normal teenage angst toward parents, teachers, and singing animatronic bears. The Teen Council also contributes to the museum's numerous programs, which include lectures and discussions for each show, as well as Musiqa concerts based on each Brown Foundation Gallery exhibition.
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    Houston, TX US
    +17132848250
  • Museum of Printing History
    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 Printing Museum, 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.
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    Houston, TX US
    +17135224652
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
    Although black soldiers have served in every American war, they weren't formally included in the regular US Army until an act of Congress in 1866. Their regiments—the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry—became known as Buffalo Soldiers, a nickname originally conceived as a term of respect by the American Indians they often fiercely fought in battle. Eventually, the nickname came to be used for all black soldiers, even after the military was integrated and the units disbanded. Located in Houston's Museum District, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is the only museum in the nation primarily dedicated to preserving the legacy of African American soldiers, ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War. Their rich history is too often forgotten when the stories of American conflicts are told. Former slaves and Civil War veterans joined the original regiments, and the soldiers served their country even while they weren't afforded equal rights. The museum features galleries of artifacts from various wartime eras, a historical reenactment, and preserved interviews with the last Buffalo Soldiers, who served in World War II.
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    Houston, TX US
    +17139428920
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
    Seven days a week, the Houston Museum of Natural Science cultivates knowledge with interactive exhibits that shuttle minds into such far-flung realms as tropical rainforests and outer space. Permanent exhibit halls house everything from the skeletons of brachiosauruses in the recently expanded Morian Hall of Paleontology to artifacts from ancient Egypt and the Americas. Housed inside three stories of glass, the museum's Cockrell Butterfly Center habitat teems with more than 1,500 winged wonders from around the globe, which frolic around a 50-foot waterfall, and flutter through exotic plants. Visitors can also gaze skyward in the Burke Baker Planetarium, which casts more than 10 daily shows with curve-mirror projection technology. Eyes marvel at the planetarium's 30'x18' full-dome digital theater, capable of transporting families to the aurora borealis in the Arctic Circle or to the nougat-flavored center of a black hole.
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    Houston, TX US
    +17136394629

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