Houston Museums & Culture
The Soul of the Museum District
Dive into arts and culture with our guide to a variety of Houston museums located nearby. The hotel is situated in the fashionable Museum District, allowing guests to explore an array of interesting offerings nearby. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, located adjacent to the hotel, or the interactive Children’s Museum of Houston for little ZaZa patrons looking for fun things to do nearby. Our favorite Houston art museums are provided for your reference below.
The Health Museum
Houston's Health Museum is an interactive museum designed to give children and parents alike a chance to explore health, life and the human body. Explore your inner workings with a walk through of the human body; compare living in Houston with living in cities around the world; see what you'll look like in 30 years or how tall you'll be when you grow up. With exciting exhibits and educational programs, top choice in Houston museums is a must-see.
The Children's Museum of Houston
The all-new Children's Museum of Houston is now twice as big and packed with 14 interactive exhibits. Build robots in Invention Convention, anchor the news, run a business, and get elected as mayor in Kidtropolis or explore nanotechnology in Matter Factory among other exciting things to do in Houston TX for kids.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Recognized as one of the premier art museums in the country, MFAH exhibits art dating from the major civilizations and antiquity to the present in two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden and two home museums. Works by Rembrandt, Monet, Remington and Picasso are here.
The Weather Museum
If you're fascinated by weather, The Weather Museum in Houston is the perfect destination for you. A great place to learn about the weather and its effects on society, the museum exhibits an interactive Weather Sphere, hands on tornado exhibit and more.
The Menil Collection
Explore modern and contemporary art by world-renown artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Jones and Mark Rothko in the Menil Collection, one of the largest and most important private art collections of the 20th century.
Holocaust Museum Houston
The Holocaust Museum of Houston portrays firsthand accounts of area Holocaust survivors in a permanent exhibit, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers. This museum is dedicated to the promotion and awareness of the dangers of prejudice.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
An exciting destination in Houston, this museum includes nine permanent exhibits, an IMAX theater, butterfly center and must-see planetarium. Exhibitions change frequently so there is always something new to explore at this museum.
Lawndale Art Center
Showcasing the importance of contemporary art, this gallery is an alternative art space serving to create discourse for the diverse artistic, cultural and student communities of Houston.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
This museum is known for its bold architectural structure and collection of the best international and local contemporary art of the past four decades.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Explore local artists' studios at this craft center dedicated to glass, fiber, clay, metal and wood art. Visitors can shop through the artists' collections while experiencing this unique attraction.
The Jung Center of Houston
This nonprofit educational institute is founded upon the theories of Carl Jung and home to a gallery of art produced by Texans. The center's bookstore features a vast collection of books on psychology and comparative mythology in the Southwest.
The Rothko Chapel
Paying homage to the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, this chapel is an intimate sanctuary displaying 14 of Rothko's works. The chapel is a space for meditation and a sanctuary fostering all beliefs, allowing visitors to engage in inter-religious dialogues.
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
This fascinating addition to our Houston guide provides visitors with a quiet, contemplative space for meditation and reflection. Home to the largest Byzantine fresco in the Western Hemisphere, the serene environment and awe-inspiring mural makes this museum a unique Houston attraction.
Houston Center for Photography
The Houston Center for Photography works at giving recognition and voice to emerging photographers and artists. Striving to promote the understanding and appreciation of photography, this center has a long history of supporting local artists.
Rice University Art Gallery
The only university in the United States with an instillation Houston art museum, Rice University fosters the importance of contemporary art through this gallery and site-specific instillations throughout their Houston campus.
Home to the Bayou Bend Collection & Garden and estate of Ima Hogg, the Bayou Bend encompasses 14 acres of woodlands and verdant gardens surrounding Hogg's historic home. The home, and the surrounding natural gardens, is among the top 10 most visited historic homes in the U.S.
A satellite gallery in Houston for the MFAH's European Decorative arts collection, the Rienzi gallery is home to a beautiful collection of English furniture, European paintings and 18th Century Worchester porcelain.