Houston Museum District
Houston Museum District is home to over 150 museums and other cultural establishments. Houston has many museums that cover all aspects of history, art, science, and nature. Discover something exciting today by exploring the following institutions!
The Art Car Museum
On May 6, the Art Car Museum was reopened in Houston, Texas. Normal hours were resumed. Now, the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. Be aware that visitors cannot just walk into the museum. Visitors and staff are required to wear masks when inside the museum, and admission is only by appointment. Before entering the museum, visitors are advised to use the outside handwashing station and not touch any objects inside. As an additional safety precaution, the museum has placed plexiglass on its visitor’s desk.
Houston Holocaust Museum
Holocaust Museum Houston has announced that it will be opening its doors to the public May 26. According to current guidelines, the museum will restrict its occupancy at 50 percent. Both staff members and visitors will need to wear masks to enter the museum. They are also encouraged to socially disengage while inside. Anyone who isn’t wearing a mask will be offered a free one by staff. All interactive exhibits remain closed to the public until further notice.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science will reopen May 15. According to the museum, it will open at 25% capacity and require visitors to use face masks. The temperature of employees will be checked upon entry to the building. Once inside, employees are expected to clean their hands. To further protect visitors and employees, the museum has installed plexiglass screens at information and visitor desks. All public lectures and other programs will be cancelled until May 21st. The Wiess Energy Hall will be closed for hands-on exhibit components, as well as other high touch experiences. Docent touch carts and theatre experiences are also not available. Additionally, the museum installed additional hand-sanitizing stations. It will also institute enhanced cleaning protocols that include frequent environmental cleaning, disinfection and cleaning of elevators and door handles. As a way to gain “touch-free” and “low-touch” access to the Museum, it strongly encourages visitors to buy tickets online.
Lone Star Flight Museum
Following government directives, the Lone Star Flight Museum will be reopened on Memorial Weekend May 23. It will be open from 10 am to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Memorial Day Monday May 25, the museum will be closed. However, it will reopen on Tuesdays through Sundays starting June 1 and will resume its normal schedule of openings from Tuesday to Sunday. Through May 31, the museum will be offering “pay what your can” admission.
1940 Air Terminal Museum
With limited hours, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum was reopened May 2, with limited hours. The museum currently operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. To ensure safety for its guests and staff, the museum has taken several precautions. The museum currently operates at 25% capacity. Visitors are encouraged to use masks inside the museum, as well as staff who wear face masks. Public areas will be cleaned and disinfected frequently by the museum.