John P McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 - United States



Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Health Museum, John P McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body. The Health Museum has been a Smithsonian Affiliate since 2017.


The Body as a Work of Art
More than Skin Deep is designed as an immersive, interactive educational experience to address current topics in medical science, healthcare and society with the purpose of transforming behaviors that adversely impact our self-concept and ultimately our health.


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