Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Making its debut in Houston, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code features cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos of real-life stories; the exhibition examines both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society.

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Mindfulness Meditation Classes

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum for a Learning Mindfulness series this fall! Dr. Ann Friedman, a psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, will teach techniques that will help each participant to pay attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and kindness. Mindfulness is something we do naturally, however, daily, past, and future events occupy our minds, …

$250
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Tai Chi for Beginners

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

The Health Museum is now offering Tai Chi classes for Beginners with instructor Kai Lewis. Lewis is trained in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, and other South East Asian martial arts. Tai Chi encourages stress reduction through a variety of gentle and flowing moving exercises. The series of smooth and focused breathing patterns allows one’s …

$20 – $100

Cheers to Your Health: STEAMPunk

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

The Health Museum invites Houstonians to celebrate and toast to its educational programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) at its largest fundraiser of the year, Cheers to Your Health: STEAMPunk. The Texas Medical Center member institution is Houston’s most interactive science learning center and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the Houston Museum …

$175

Cheers to Your Health BLOCK Party

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum for a spooky, fun, and entertaining celebration- Cheers to Your Health BLOCK Party this Halloween!! Benefiting The Health Museum’s educational programming, this Halloween celebration will feature a cosplay costume contest, art cars, various food trucks, cash bar, fun science experiments, and music by DJ FXBOXOLMOS! The party will take place immediately …

$10

The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join Dr. Melissa Bailar, PhD. and Rice University Professor, for an evening of discussion on “The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague” at The Health Museum. Dr. Bailar will discuss various literary works that have influenced public perception and medical intervention in regards to the Bubonic Plague, a local outbreak that struck Galveston, Texas …

$10

From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia, presented by The Health Museum and Rice University’s graduate student Els Woudstra, will bridge from the conception of anorexia as a modern disease to its historical roots in religious self-starvation. During this discussion, Ms. Woudstra will review the history of this eating disorder by exploring case studies …

Teddy Bear Check Up – Teddy Bear Hospital

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

This holiday season, Houston’s most interactive science and health learning center will also be the only Teddy Bear Hospital in the local region. For one special morning, children of all ages are invited to join Santa Claus and his merry troop of medical volunteers – along with their favorite stuffed animals or toys – for …

$5

BIORHYTHM- Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum Saturday, January 13th for Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution, a history-filled opening event celebrating its latest exhibition, BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body. BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body explores the relationship between music and the body through art and science. Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution will shed light on the …

$8 – $10

BIORHYTHM: Family Centered Drumming for Wellness

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

In partnership with the Center of Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist, The Health Museum invites families and individuals to participate in Family Centered Drumming for Wellness, an engaging workshop taking place at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science on February 10, 2018. During this interactive workshop, families will come together …

$8 – $10

BIORHYTHM: Family Centered Drumming for Wellness

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

In partnership with the Center of Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist, The Health Museum invites families and individuals to participate in Family Centered Drumming for Wellness, an engaging workshop taking place at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science on February 10, 2018. During this interactive workshop, families will come together …

$10

School of Rock Kingwood: Presented by School of Rock and BIORHYTHM

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

School of Rock Kingwood is coming to The Health Museum! School of Rock has partnered with The John P. McGovern of Health and Medical Science for “Sunday Rocks,” a series of concerts every second Sunday of each month for the duration of BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body exhibit. School of Rock Kingwood is a community …

$8 – $10

Do Re Mi, ABC, 123, You and Me: Music in the Classroom for Well-being

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Strategic uses of music in the classroom have been demonstrated to improve student concentration and performance in the classroom. Join The Health Museum for “Do Re Mi, ABC, 123, You and Me: Music in the Classroom for Well-being.” This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and covers ways to use music for the cognitive, …

$10

Vibrations and Libations presents: The Science of Love

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Is there a magic formula for the perfect love connection? Or is there a scientific structure behind love and compatibility between two people? Join The Health Museum in partnership with Kaleidoscope Houston for March’s Mixer and lecture The Science of Love on March 1, 2018 at The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical …

Free

School of Rock Clear Lake: Presented by School of Rock and BIORHYTHM 

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

School of Rock Clear Lake is coming to The Health Museum! School of Rock has partnered with The John P. McGovern of Health and Medical Science for “Sunday Rocks,” a series of concerts every second Sunday of each month for the duration of the BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body exhibit. School of Rock Clear Lake is a community …

$8

What is Music Therapy?

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum in partnerhip with the Center of Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist for What is Music Therapy?, a discussion where attendees will learn the science behind using musical therapy to aid developmental disorders like Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Parkinson’s disease. Virginia Gray, MT-BC, board certified music therapist with Houston Methodist Hospital, will …

BIORYTHM: Music and the Body

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

What is it about music that moves us; that inspires us; that connects us? That’s precisely what the newest traveling exhibition at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body will explore when it opens officially on January 13, 2018. Through a series of one-of-a-kind interactive installations, visitors …

$8 – $10

Okay to Say, The Hackett Center for Mental Health, and the Health Museum Houston Team Up to Present a Screening of Angst

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Anxiety is a growing mental health issue among America’s youth, showing no signs of abating. That’s why Okay to Say™ and The Hackett Center for Mental Health have teamed up with the Health Museum Houston to present a free screening of Angst, an engaging documentary that explores adolescent anxiety, on May 30. This compelling one-hour …

Free

Love Bugs & Love Bites a Valentine’s feast fit for foodies

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

This Valentine’s Day join The Health Museum for their Love Bugs & Love Bites a Valentine’s feast fit for foodies event on Friday, February 14, 2020, with a three-course meal by Chef David Cordua that mixes delicious cuisine and an elegant ambience. This event is for everyone from the conventional flower-and-dinner kind of couple, to …

$59 – $75

Blood Drive at The Health Museum

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and The Health Museum are working together during the pandemic to save lives! On Thursday, October 29, 2020, you can donate blood from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Blood Drive at The Health Museum. Blood donors are needed to consistently give now and in the future. Patients in …

Free

Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Conversation with Dr. Peter Hotez and Helen Branswell

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum for a virtual conversation and Q&A with internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development Dr. Peter J. Hotez, MD, Ph.D. and award-winning infectious disease journalist Helen Branswell. Having been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in their respective professions, they have a unique perspective on how …

Free

BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science will host the 3,000 square foot traveling exhibit BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head. This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands-on and up-close look at the human body's most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography, and function. In the …

$2 – $65

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Living Icons: A Commemoration of the Victims of Houston’s COVID-19 Pandemic

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science is hosting “Living Icons: A Commemoration of the Victims of Houston’s COVID-19 Pandemic,” a photo exhibit that features hundreds of Houston-area COVID-19 victims. Created by artist Joni Zavitsanos, the art installation memorializes those who have died as a result of the pandemic and gives us …

$2 – $65

Great Age Movement 4th Annual Jazz Brunch

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Great Age Movement invites the community to join in a special celebration of Houston's dynamic and active seniors. The 4th Annual Jazz Brunch officially sponsored by United Airlines, Corporate Travel Management, and Admiral Transfer & Rigging, Inc. will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 10:30 am to 1 pm at The Health Museum, …

$175
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