Houston Museum Guide

Home to its own museum district, Houston is no stranger to art. Here at All Points Moving in Houston, we support the arts and want to share a few of the best places in the city to enjoy them.

Holocaust Museum of Houston

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The Holocaust Museum of Houston presents artifacts, photographs and film footage that documents pre-war life in Europe, the Holocaust and its effects. The museum features a standing history exhibit in addition to seasonal art exhibits. The Holocaust Museum of Houston strives to educate the public about the horrors of the Holocaust and teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. In addition to its standing and temporary exhibits, the museum also displays a Holocaust-era railcar used to transport captive Jews to concentration camps and a Danish rescue boat that was used to rescue a great deal of survivors.

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum is the nation’s first weather museum. Beginning as an outreach project of the Weather Research Center, this one-of-a-kind museum contains a weather history exhibit with antique meteorology equipment, a cyclone room with its own cyclone chamber, a theater, a “weather wizard” corner with demonstrations by meteorologists and even a TV studio with a teleprompter and a green screen where guests can tape themselves delivering a weather report.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States. The museum houses a planetarium, a giant screen theater, a butterfly exhibit and a fascinating array of other exhibits featuring astronomy, earth science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition to this, the museum also maintains two additional facilities: the George Observatory which houses two of the largest telescopes in the country and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugarland.

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the largest cultural institution in the southwest United States. The collections of the MFAH contain American art, European paintings, pre-Columbian and African gold, decorative arts and design, photography, prints and drawings, modern and contemporary painting and sculpture and Latin American art. The MFAH also contains a cinema, two research libraries and public archives.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Located in the heart the Museum District, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life. Through original publications, exhibits, lectures and educational programs, CAMH dedicates itself to presenting the best and most exciting art for the public to enjoy – for free. The museum contains two galleries which offer eight to ten exhibitions annually.

For a full list of museums in Houston, visit http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/.