Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Houston Museums

Houston night

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the 4th largest city in the United States. Houston was founded in 1836, and the historical growth of the port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, have all driven the surges in the city’s population. In the mid-20th century, Houston became one of the world’s largest concentrations of healthcare and research institutions and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has made Huston a centre for advanced technology industries.

Houston is home to many cultural institutions and museums with an active visual and performing arts scene. Huston Museum’s that will be featured by the “Joy of Museums” include:

Essential Facts:

  • City:                      Houston
  • Country:               United States
  • State:                     Texas
  • Founded:              1636
  • Named for:          Sam Houston
  • Population:          6.3 million – Metro



“Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but
how well you bounce.”
 Texas Proverbs



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