Museums in University Place, Houston


Houston Museum of Natural Science: Samurai: The Way of the Warrior at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston

$25 $17.75

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Houston Museum of Natural Science: "Fabergé: From A Snowflake To An Iceberg” Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 43%)

"Fabergé: From A Snowflake To An Iceberg” Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 43%)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

Collection of 500+ pieces from late 19th- and early 20th-century Imperial Russia, including opulent Easter eggs made for the Romanov family

$50 $31

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

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

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Children's Museum of Houston: One, Two, or Four Admissions to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

One, Two, or Four Admissions to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of Houston

The Museum District

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

$10 $6

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

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

Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston

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

$24 $12

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

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

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  • Houston Maritime Museum
    When Houston Maritime Museum founder James L. Manzolillo moved to Houston in 1979, he found the city to be an ideal location for establishing a living, breathing monument to maritime history. As a host to the second-largest port in the United States, Houston provides a fitting backdrop for an institution that preserves the legacy of the intrepid individuals who explored the waters about which Manzolillo has always been passionate. Housed inside the former home of retired Navy lieutenant commander John Luykx, the Houston Maritime Museum's collection contains 150 model battleships, paddleboats, and submersibles as well as 100 maritime artifacts such as astrolabes, nautical quadrants, and sextants. An exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston displays the port's history through artifacts and photos, and illustrates the port's significance to the local and national economy. Guided tours are conducted with advanced registration to allow visitors to learn little-known facts without having to forge the naval-officer secret handshake.
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    2204 Dorrington Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Bambou
    Build your own burger at Bambou — this restaurant serves all-American food. None of the fare at Bambou is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. The bar at Bambou is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Bambou's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. With its spacious interior, Bambou is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Dance the night away to Bambou's live music. Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. The menu at Bambou is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
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    2540 University Blvd
    Houston, TX US
  • Jack Meier Gallery
    For those skilled in the creative arts, Jack Meier Gallery is home to some of the finest works in Houston. Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this museum's restaurant for high-class food. No need to ditch your furry friend when visiting Jack Meier Gallery — dogs are welcome there. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    2310 Bissonnet Street
    Houston, TX US
  • 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. A children's art gallery is also available.
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    5555 Hermann Park Dr.
    Houston, TX US
  • 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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    5216 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX US
  • The Health Museum
    At The Health Museum, you are the exhibit—literally. The permanent feature You: The Exhibit lets guests explore the ins-and-outs of their own bodies and the effects of their lifestyles. There's the Body Scanner, which reveals their internal organs. And there's the Feature Change, which can digitally alter one's image to a different gender or ethnicity. That educational interaction is a hallmark of the museum, which aims to spark curiosity about health and the human body in visitors of all ages. The exploratory atmosphere continues in the Amazing Body Pavilion's Texas-sized organs, such as a 27-foot intestine, a walk-in brain, and an enormous eyeball. A four-chambered heart display shows how the engine of the cardiovascular system runs, and the Scream Booth lets kids measure the pitch of their shrieks. Through these signature displays, and a varied schedule of special exhibits, The Health Museum inspires guests to explore their own inner world.
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    1515 Hermann Dr.
    Houston, TX US

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