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Did you know Thursday is the magic day to enjoy free museums in Houston? That’s right — many museums around the city offer free entry on Thursdays, making it a great way to experience some of the city’s best attractions without spending a dime!

Browsing a museum is a great indoor activity to learn new things and stay out of the weather. The Children’s Museum of Houston, for example, sponsors Free Family Nights each Thursday from 5 pm – 8 pm. Here is the skinny on free admissions every Thursday:

Always Free Museums in Houston

In addition to free museum Thursday, there are also many museums across the city that are free every day of the week! Here are some of the best free museums in Houston:

  • Asia Society Texas Center
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • DiverseWorks
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Houston Center for Photography
  • The Jung Center
  • Lawndale Art Center
  • The Menil Collection
  • Moody Center for the Arts
  • Rothko Chapel

Browse the Houston Museum District Web site for location and hours of Houston museums. Check out the list of Always Free museums and other free museum days.

For cheap and free fun every day, make sure to check our guide for the best things to do in Houston this week.