The Museum Experience


The Museum District has traded in its annual open house to bring four unique and intimate events throughout the year: The Museum Experience. The Museum Experience features four walkable "zones" to help visitors navigate through the area and learn more about all 19 museums in a more personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone will showcase a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming, pedicabs in select zones and food trucks. The other museums in the District will be open even when their zone isn't featured.

Ticketed museums will be charging admission fees unless otherwise stated. Visitors should note that eleven of the museums are free every day and the other eight offer free times once a week or once a month.

Zone 1 - Jan. 26
The Menil Collection (Cy Twombly, Richmond Hall), Rothko Chapel, Houston Center for Photography

Zone 2 - April 27
Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Weather Museum, Czech Center Museum Houston, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Zone 3 - July 27
The Jung Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Zone 4 - Sept. 28
Children’s Museum of Houston, The Health Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, Rice University Art Gallery



Museum District
Museum District
5353 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004


Fees vary by museum; some venues are free.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.