Other exhibits

Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage explores the successes of those who think and thought outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about some of the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success. A unique portion of the exhibit also reflects each community that it travels to, by featuring local students and artists.


Living Icons is a photo exhibit that features hundreds of Houston-area COVID-19 victims. Created by artist Joni Zavitsanos, the art installation memorializes those who have died as a result of the pandemic and gives us a glimpse of the human impact of this health crisis.


Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic-fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.


You don’t need to be a scientist to enter, but you’ll feel like one when you leave! Gear up with a lab coat, gloves, and goggles and travel through experiment stations designed to bilingually introduce biology-based science to the public and inspire future scientists and leaders in the medical field.

Featured Events

Dyslexia 101

Thu, 10/07/2021 12:00PM

This free virtual seminar helps family members and other interested individuals understand how and why some people struggle with learning to read, which of these people might be considered dyslexic, and what kind of reading instruction is essential to their learning. Offered in partnership with Neuhaus Education Center.

07 Oct '21

Dyslexia 201

Thu, 10/14/2021 12:00PM

This free virtual seminar demonstrates components involved in a structured literacy lesson for a student with dyslexia. Participants will have a hands-on experience learning key vocabulary and procedures typical of a structured literacy lesson. This session is open to any interested audiences and is especially applicable for a family member who wants to better understand their child’s experience in dyslexia therapy. Offered in partnership with Neuhaus Education Center.

14 Oct '21

Conversations with Liver Experts: Fatty Liver Disease and its Progression

Thu, 10/14/2021 05:00PM
Event Location

“Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” or NAFLD is the #1 reason for liver transplant. Although it affects 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 10 children, most people still do not know about the disease. In this interactive session with a patient, dietician, and physician, we will introduce you to NAFLD, how NAFLD is diagnosed, the complications NAFLD can cause and the role of diet and lifestyle in this disease. Our goal is to empower individuals and parents with information, so that they can discuss NAFLD with their healthcare provider as well as start to prevent or manage the disease.

14 Oct '21
Plan your visit
Quick info boxes

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Free Family Thursday 2 PM-7 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM-5 PM

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The Museum is closed on the following holidays

  • Thanksgiving Day - November 25, 2021
  • Christmas Day - December 25, 2021

The Museum is open on the following Mondays

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 18, 2021
  • Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
  • Labor Day – September 6, 2021
  • Columbus Day - October 11, 2021
  • Members FREE
  • Children under 3 FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12) $8
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8

DeBakey Cell Lab

Location & Parking

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004

Good news, we have parking! Daily parking fees are:

  • Health Museum Members$3
  • Health Museum Visitors$5
  • All Other Parking Patrons$8

The Health Museum promises a year's worth of unique experiences that are interactive, educational and fun for the whole family!

The museum is a resource for learning about the human body and life sciences so that our visitors are able to live a healthy lifestyle.

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