Houston's Museum District is home to a whopping 19 institutions running the gamut from collections dedicated to art and animals to Czech culture and psychiatrist Carl Jung. For The Museum Experience, several of those grouped closely together will be open free and with special programming. ''In our previous program, Museum District Day, all of the museums were open at once. This will provide a more intimate and educational experience,'' says Laurette Canizares, executive director of the Houston Museum Association. ''We also wanted to highlight some of the institutions that people are less familiar with in an interesting way.'' Museums taking part in this day's Experience are The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (which will feature a program on printmaking), The Jung Center of Houston (with a workshop on Zentangle ''doodling'') and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (with films, art activities and gallery talks). And you don't need to worry about finding three parking spaces. ''We are doing the Experiences in [geographical] zones to emphasize the walkability of the area,'' Canizares sums up. ''And it will make for a more engaging experience.'' Attendees will also receive special offers at area bars and restaurants, in case you need some human fuel for traveling on foot.
10 a.m. Various locations. For information, call 713-715-1939 or visit houstonmuseumdistrict.org. Prices vary.
Sat., July 27, 10 a.m., 2013