In Houston and looking for the best museums in Houston? Then you should read this article! Here you find a list of the museums that you cannot miss before you are leaving this US city!
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1. Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is the official visitor center and museum of the NASA Johson Space Center. It is a much-visited place in the city and one of the best things to do in Houston. Here you find all kinds of objects relating to space such as the Mercury 9 capsule, the Apollo 17 Command Module America (which went around the moon), and a Gemini 5 capsule. Furthermore, you find here lunar samples, many replicas of, among other things, the Space Shuttle, and many other artifacts. Also, you see many video materials related to the space race here and there are many interactive exhibits.
2.The Menil Collection
At the Menil collection you find a diverse range of art objects including paintings, prints, scultpures, and photographs. But not only are the types of objects in the museum diverse, also the genres of the artworks are diverse. For example, you find here classical objects from the Byzantine empire, but you also find more contemporary art by the likes of, among others, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.
3. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is the place to go if you like contemporary art. There is no permanent collection at the museum. Instead, the museum has a great amount of temporary exhibitions. Therefore, it's really one of the best museums in Houston!
What's great is that the museum is free to visit, making it one of the best free things to do in Houston too.
4. Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts has a collection of all kinds of artworks that were made all around the world and from all kinds of time periods. You can find here paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, metalwork, drawings, and much more. Furthermore, artists whose art is on display here include Monet, Renoir, and many others. Futhermore, the museum is one of the largest museums in the United States and one of the best museums in Houston!
5. Houston Museum of Natural Science
A natural history museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, houses all kinds of objects relating to natural history. Moreover, the museum is one of the best museums of the United States and is one of the most visited of the country. Notable things found here include the Foucault pendulum (demonstrates the Earth's rotation), rare gems, native Texas animals and wildlife and dinosaur skeletons in the largest paelontology hall of the United States.
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