The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Smithsonian Museum

In the heart of Houston, The Health Museum inspires passion and curiosity in health, the medical sciences and the human body. With over 2.5 million visitors, we are the most interactive and popular science learning center of its kind and a favorite among Houstonians.

The Health Museum is committed to excellence in innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences such as:
A larger than life journey through the human body, ew and exciting traveling exhibits, real organ dissections, science mini-classes and mini-med schools, health fairs and community outreach, family science labs, school field trips, home school classes and programs, scout programs, and summer and winter camps.

In addition to our permanent exhibits, the Amazing Body Gallery and the world-class DeBakey Cell Lab, other attractions include the McGovern Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery for traveling exhibitions, and four Learning Centers for classes, camps, and activities. The museum offers affordable membership rates for individuals and families. Visitors enjoy shopping for unique gifts at the museum's Amazing Body Store.


AI: Your Mind & The Machine - Explore the first traveling exhibit of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE that uncovers the mystery and the myths of machine learning and how it will impact the future as we know it. Join us as we feature demonstrative interactives including video, motion, touch, and more! These immersive activities will delve into the learning patterns of the human brain and how it differs from computers.
There is no field of science or technology as exciting as Artificial Intelligence (Al). Using hands-on interactives, touchscreens, and examples from history and popular culture, "Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine" gives visitors of all ages an up-­close look at exactly what thinking machines are... and what they might become.

The Smithsonian Institution exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World - Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.

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