Free Museum Thursdays

Posted on Aug 27 2015 - 9:00am by Beth

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Free Museum Thursdays 

The Houston Museum District offers free museum times on Thursdays.  If you don't mind searching for a parking spot or dealing with potential crowds, then this is a great time to explore our museums at no cost to you.  I recommend that you plan to get to the museums early so that you have plenty of time to find a parking spot and get to the museum in time for their free opportunities.  Some of the museums change their hours during different seasons so it's a good idea to check their website before you go.  

There are 7 museums that offer free times:

  1. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum  (FREE Thursday 1-5pm)
  2. Children’s Museum of Houston  (FREE Thursday 5-8pm)
  3. The Health Museum  (FREE Thursday 2-7pm)
  4. Holocaust Museum Houston  (FREE Thursday 2-5pm
  5. Houston Museum of African American Culture  (FREE Thursday 6-8pm)
  6. Houston Museum of Natural Science  (Permanent Exhibit Halls FREE Thursday 3-6pm)
  7. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  (FREE Thursday 10am–9pm)

Other free times:

  1. The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 12:00 p.m. until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoon
  2. Czech Center Museum Houston  (FREE last Monday of the month 12-4pm)

Museums - Always Free:

  1. Asia Society Texas Center (all spaces except Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery)
  2. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  3. DiverseWorks (Gallery Space)
  4. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  5. Houston Center for Photography
  6. The Jung Center
  7. Lawndale Art Center
  8. The Menil Collection
  9. Rice University Art Gallery
  10. Rothko Chapel
The Houston Museum District  website is a great resource for the Houston museums.