The Westin Galleria Houston

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Close Proximity from Our Hotel to Houston's Top Museums

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Houston's Museum District is the city's cultural hub, boasting 18 different galleries and museums - 11 of which are free. Explore the world around you with a tour of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, or immerse yourself in the extraordinary exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Many of the attractions of the Museum District are within walking distance of each other - and our hotel offers convenient access to them all. Plan a day of discovery while you're here in Houston.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Recognized as one of the nation's leading natural science museums, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the Burke Baker Planetarium and Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Houston Zoo
Enjoy a day of fun and learning at the Houston Zoo, which is home to 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species.

The Weather Museum
Established by the Weather Research Center, the Weather Museum is a place for people of all ages
to learn about the weather, its history and public safety.
Free general admission.

The Children's Museum of Houston
The award-winning Children's Museum of Houston is one of the top destinations of its kind in the country, and a must-see for families visiting the area. Free general admission on Thursdays, 5-8pm.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Browse a collection of contemporary art from international, national, and regional artists of the last 40 years.   
Free general admission.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
This museum chronicles the lives of  African-American soldiers and their accomplishments from the
Revolutionary War to modern times.
Free general admission.

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
A rare display of two 13th-century frescoes that belong to the Church of Cyprus, the only intact
Byzantine frescoes in the Western Hemisphere.
Free general admission.

Czech Cultural Center Houston
A cultural destination that celebrates the culture of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Silesia with
events and exhibitions.

The Health Museum
The most visited health museum in the country features three-dimensional anatomy models and
interactive exhibits.
Free general admission.

Holocaust Museum Houston
An educational museum dedicated to those who perished in the Holocaust.

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on special holidays.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
A unique collection of crafts at the highest level, highlighting art made of glass, fiber, clay, metal
or wood.
Free general admission.

Houston Center for Photography
This center is focuses on photography as an expressive medium and investigative tool, exhibiting
works by emerging, mid-career and under-recognized artists.
Free general admission.

Jung Center of Houston
A center created to teach self-awareness through an understanding of Carl Jung's analytic psychology.
Free general admission.

Lawndale Art Center
An alternative space for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media.
Free general admission.

The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection includes approximately 15,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings,
photographs and rare books.
Free general admission.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This museum showcases one of the country's most exceptional collections, with over 45,000 works from all over the world. Be sure to spend time here during your hotel stay.
Free general admission.

Rice University Art Gallery
The only university museum in the country dedicated to installation art.
Free general admission.

Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel functions as a chapel, a museum and a forum--a place where religion,
art and architecture intermingle.
Free general admission.


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