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The Museum District

The Houston Museum District is an association of 19 museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to promoting art, science, history and culture.

The Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred prejudice and apathy to tens of thousands of people worldwide each year. 

The goal of the Buffalo Soldier Museum is to interpret articulate collect display and preserve historical artifacts documents videos prints and other historical memorabilia which details the history of the brave men and women who overcame extreme adversity while gallantly fighting the great American wars. African Americans have served proudly in every great American war. In 1866 through an act of Congress legislation was adopted to create six all African American Army units. 

Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and over a dozen permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space, science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife, and more. In addition, the museum frequently presents traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is one of the largest art museums in America with more than 300,000 square feet of space devoted to the display of art. The collection contains over 63,000 works of art. There are two major museum buildings: the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building. There are two facilities for the Glassell School of Art: the Studio School of Art for adults, and the Glassell Junior School. There are two house museums that exhibit decorative arts: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and Rienzi. MFAH also features The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and 18 acres of public gardens.

Museum of Fine Arts

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