The Health Museum

Emergency Blood Drive

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020 – Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

This week, from Tuesday, March 31, 2020, to Friday, April 3, 2020, The Health Museum in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will hold an Emergency Blood Drive to alleviate some of the need created by COVID-19 in the local region at The Health Museum – located at 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004. The emergency blood drive will take place daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only, and all registrants will receive free passes to The Health Museum. To make an appointment, residents can visit http://www.giveblood.org/the-health-museum/.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center needs 800 to 1,000 daily donations in order to be able to provide blood and blood products to 170 hospitals in the local region. 


About The Health Museum: The Health Museum, John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, is Houston's most interactive science & health learning center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The Health Museum is the most visited museum of its kind in the country totaling more than 198,000 visitor experiences annually, and more than 3.1 million visitors and counting since its inception in 1996. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body. 

General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum's multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum, visit thehealthmuseum.org.


  • Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Special exhibits may require an additional fee
  • General Admission: $10 per adult; $8 per child (ages 3-12); $8 per senior (ages 65+); Free for members and children under 2 yrs. Free Hours: Free Family Thursdays 2 - 7 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking for Museum visitors is $5. Parking for non-Museum visitors is $8. Parking for Museum members is $3. Enter the parking lot from Hermann Dr. Metered street parking is available on streets surrounding the Museum.

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