Museum District Day 2011 Announced

The Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas

In Houston, we're used to the whole free museum thing, but on Saturday, September 17, the public will have even more free access to exhibits and information on art, history, science and nature.

Sixteen area museums will waive their general admission fees on that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the fifteenth annual Museum District Day.

In addition to the regular exhibitions, Museum District Day will include live demonstrations and performances. There will also be free shuttle buses going back and forth among the museums.

Participating museums include:

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

Children's Museum of Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Czech Center Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Photography Houston Museum of Natural Science

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum The Jung Center

Lawndale Art Center

The Menil Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Rice University Art Gallery

The Rothko Chapel

Instead of free admission, the Health Museum will have "an outdoor live science experience" during the day. The museum will also provide a limited number of vouchers for free general admission in the fall upon request to Museum District Day attendees.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >