Insider’s Guide

Are you the kind of person who likes to be in the know?  Fancy yourself a museum buff?  We live up to our mantra “Something new every day.” Our museums inspire awe, education and creativity.  But dig a little deeper and you might be surprised to learn about the stories and history behind these institutions. Come back often as we unlock more secrets.

HMDA Summer 2016 Guide
Summer is in full swing in Houston and it is a great time to explore the arts in our city! Here are various ways one can enjoy the arts this summer.

Reflections and New Beginnings
As the year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on key accomplishments from a few of the museums in the Houston Museum District as well as the exciting changes to come in 2016.

What Makes Museums Tick?
With more than 2,300 employees in the Museum District, the museums are thriving institutions that function with the help of a vast team made up of staff, volunteers, educators and docents. Here is a peek into a day in the life of just a few of the thousands of museum workers and the inspiration they find in and from their work.

Art is Everywhere
Explore some of the more unexpected places to encounter art both within the Museum District and at public spaces around town.

Forever Cool
All works of art are quite sensitive to light, temperature and humidity, so serious A/C inside museums is a must. This means you can count on our museums for some of the coolest escapes from the hot days of summer.

Getting Around the Museum District
There are numerous ways to experience the fascinating destinations of the Museum District. You can walk, bike, drive or hop on a train or bus.