Free Things to Do in Houston: Don't Miss Out!


By David J. Knee

Art Car Museum
140 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 77007
Information (713) 861-5526

Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am-6 pm
Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Always Free

CAMH| Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston Texas 77006
Information (713) 284-8250

Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday: 10 am-7 pm
Thursday: 10 am-9 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm
Closed Monday

Always FREE

Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Information (713) 942-8000

Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday 12:00-5 pm
On the first Thursday of each month the museum remains open until 8 pm
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

General admission is free

The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby Street Houston, Texas 77002
Information (713) 655-1912

Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm-4 pm
Historic House Tour
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm.
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving

The museum gallery is always Free.

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street Houston, TX 77006
Information (713) 525-9400

Wednesday-Sunday: 11 am-7 pm
The Museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
Information (832) 487-7102

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Houston, TX 77010
Information (713) 400-7336

Open daily from 6 am-11 pm

Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
300 North Post Oak Lane Houston, TX 77024
Information (713) 222-5500

9 am-10 pm every day of the week
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive Houston, TX 77024
Information (713) 681-8433

Grounds & Trails
Open 7 days/week
7 am-to dusk-Gates close at 8 pm
9 am- 5 pm
Nature Shop
10 am-4 pm
Discovery Room
10 am-4 pm
Closed: Mondays

Sam Houston Boat Tours
111 East Loop North Houston, TX 77029
Information (713) 670-2400

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Information (713) 529-4848

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm
Closed: Monday
(Closed Sunday’s July 4th through Labor Day)

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
Information (713) 528-5858

Monday-Friday: 10 am- 5 pm
Saturday: 12-5 pm
Closed: Sunday

Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street Houston, TX 77004
Information (713) 526-7662

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Exhibition Hours
Wednesday-Sunday: 12 pm-5 pm

Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon Street Houston, TX
Information (713) 660-1404

Open Daily 10 am-6 pm (except during public programs and private services)

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
1834 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX
Information (713) 942-8920

FREE only on Monday: 10 am-5 pm

Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
Information (713) 522-1138

FREE only on Thursday: 5-8 pm

The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr. Houston, Texas 77004
Information (713) 521-1515

FREE only on Thursday: 2-5 pm

The Weather Museum
5104 Caroline St Houston Texas 77004
Information (713) 529-3076

FREE only on Thursday: 12-4 pm

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston Texas 77030
Information (713) 639-4629

FREE only on Thursday: After 2 pm

The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston TX 77030
Information (713) 533-6500

FREE the first Tuesday of the month after 2 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston Texas 77005
Information (713) 639-7300

FREE only on Thursday: 10 am-9 pm

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