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Please pay for parking inside at the Welcome Desk.
After-hours pay with a credit card at the exit gate.

Please excuse our mess while will we are installing our new exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences,
We appreciate your patience and hope you come check it out starting September 30.


  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Thursday 10 AM-7 PM
  • Friday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM-5 PM

Click here for the DeBakey Cell Lab hours.

Holiday Hours

The Museum is open on the following Mondays:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 16, 2023
  • President’s Day – February 20, 2023
  • Spring Break – March 13, 2023
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2023
  • Labor Day – September 4, 2023
  • Columbus Day – October 9, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 20, 2023
  • Christmas Break – December 18, 2023

The Museum is open on Mondays from Memorial Day- Labor Day.


Please excuse our dust- we will be changing our exhibits: SEPTEMBER 19-29.

  • Members FREE
  • Children under 3 FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12) $8
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8
  • Masks will continue to be required in the DeBakey Cell Lab

Please pay for parking at the Ticket Desk in The Health Museum during museum hours.
You must have a token to exit the parking lot.
Parking $8
Members $5

DeBakey Cell Lab

Masks are required in the DeBakey Cell Lab.

Tickets are available on Thursdays, between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm (last ticket sold at 6:00 pm). Please check back soon for updated dates and times.
If you have questions about your tickets, please contact


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.


Health and safety tips you should know before you visit!


Does the Museum offer AAA or student discounts?

No, currently the Museum does not offer these discounts.

Can I buy a Museum for All ticket online?

No, you must show your card in person to benefit from the Museum for All discount.

Can I use my Children's Museum membership to get in free at the Health Museum since both are ASTC members?

No, the ASTC rules stipulate that you must be 90 miles or more from your home museum to get in free at another member museum.

If I buy my ticket online and arrive later than the scheduled admission time, may I still use the ticket?

Yes, the ticket will still be valid.

If I buy my ticket online, can I change it for another day?

Yes, the Museum can reschedule the ticket time.

Can I buy a DeBakey Cell lab ticket without buying a general admission ticket?

No, you must first buy a general admission ticket.

Do we still have to wear masks, even if we have been vaccinated?

No, in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are recommended but not required in the museum. Masks will still be required in the DeBakey Cell Lab..

Do I have to pre-register online for my tickets?

Museum visitors are not required to purchase tickets online to visit the museum, they can also purchase tickets through walk-ins.

Do I still have to purchase General Admission tickets if I only want to go to the DeBakey Cell Lab?

Yes, Museum visitors still must purchase tickets for General Admission to purchase tickets to go into the DeBakey Cell Lab.


Reciprocal Memberships & Ticket Programs

Smithsonian Affiliate members from an Affiliate organization who presents a current Smithsonian Affiliate membership card receive free general admission for two at The Health Museum. Visit the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program page for a map and more details. The Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program is a network of Smithsonian Affiliate organizations that have elected to participate in the reciprocal program and offer reciprocal benefits to other Smithsonian Affiliate members. Not a member? Join today!

As a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program, Museum members and ASTC reciprocal members receive free general admission to The Health Museum. *Free general admission valid for household family members or grandparents and grandchildren up to six people. Proof of residence required: Must be redeemed in person with a valid ASTC membership card. Not a member? Join today!

The Health Museum is a proud participant of Museums for All. When you present your EBT card, you will receive a discounted general admission ticket of $3.00 for up to a family of four. Click here for more information.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2023 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023.

Partnering with Ride Metro we are offering 50% off admission and 20% off in the Amazing Body Store. Show fare ticket from that day at the admissions desk.

Location & Parking
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

From I-59:

  • If Southbound on I-59, exit I-59 at Fannin Street
  • If Northbound on I-59, take Shepherd Exit North (left).
  • Turn right on Richmond, proceed to Fannin
  • Drive south on Fannin. Turn left on Binz and proceed past the
  • Children's Museum
  • Turn right on Crawford and enter the bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Drive

From I-45:

  • Take I-45 to 288 South
  • Exit Calumet Street
  • Turn right on Binz (second light)
  • Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Drive

From South Loop 610:

  • Take 610 to 288 North
  • Exit Calumet Street
  • At top of ramp and at first light, turn left on Binz
  • Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
  • Parking lot entrance is on Hermann Drive



  • The closest MetroRail stop is MUSEUM DISTRICT (RedLine). From there walk 5 blocks east on Ewing Street to The Health Museum.
  • The closest MetroBus stop is BINZ@CRAWFORD (Southmore Route 005). Walk 2 blocks south on Crawford to The Health Museum.

The entrance to The Health Museum's surface lot is off Hermann Drive. Paid parking is available for the following rates:

  • Visitor Parking $8
  • Member Parking $5

Please pay for parking inside at the Welcome Desk. After-hours you may pay with a credit card at the exit gate.